Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Elementary Education

First Advisor

Patty Whang


This Capstone Project explores the potential benefits of outdoor learning in enhancing student engagement and hopefully reducing the negative effects of excessive screen time. The researcher obtained the perspectives of teachers, a principal, and a director of an outdoor education organization from “Golden Eagle Elementary” to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issue. The study's findings, combined with an analysis of relevant research literature, underscore the significance of outdoor learning in preventing developmental delays and fostering a healthy learning environment. To advocate for change and raise awareness, the researcher utilized their findings to engage various stakeholders, emphasizing the positive outcomes of outdoor learning. Through the dissemination of these results, this project aims to inform and inspire further research, ultimately contributing to the ongoing discussion and improvement of educational practices for young learners.