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Norwood Outdoor Classroom

The Norwood Schools' Outdoor Classroom is really wild. It's reached by following a trail down into a big sinkhole behind the ball fields. 

A viewing platform makes it easy to observe the local wildlife. Birdhouses, trees, vines and bushes make good homes for the creatures that live here.

The Outdoor Classroom can be used during all seasons. Each year in early spring a day is set aside for cleaning up the Outdoor Classroom. 

Here's what it looks like in early spring:

This is a path down into the sinkhole. See the birdhouse on the tree beside the path?
A closer view shows it to be a bluebird house.
From this viewing station you can look into the woods and down the hill.
Looking down toward the bottom of the sinkhole, we see another birdhouse.
This little bridge crosses a gully which fills with water when it rains.
Instead of walls around this classroom, you can look through the trees into hayfields next door.

Text and photos by Susan Wiseheart.