What is adventure-linked education?
Adventure-linked education is a branch of experiential learning that uses real world exploration and adventure to add meaning to curriculum, inspire students to discover their world, and motivate students to develop healthy habits for a healthy planet.
How does it work?
Adventure-linked education teaches state standards through the context of adventure. By connecting lessons to real-world exploration students are enabled to make discoveries and experiment with knowledge first-hand.
For example, when students learn about water systems and river health in textbooks or lectures they are only learning facts that are not linked to them. But if they can be engaged with people exploring the river then the learning becomes relevant.
When we link students’ lives to the subjects they are learning about they remember the lessons longer and have the skills to apply that knowledge to problems they will encounter in the future. When we link student’s lives to adventure they learn about the diversity of our world, show them that there is more than one way to live, and that anyone can explore the world.
Who is using experiential learning?
Schools across the country are using experiential learning as a tool to engage students and enrich curriculum.
How do Butterbike, On The River, and bike49 fit in?
Butterbike, On The River and bike49 are the links between real-world lessons and classrooms. Interested teachers can link curriculum to the real world by connecting their lessons to these adventures.