What better way to learn than outdoors? Fortunately, a grant through our local Elks Lodge made this possible. With a focus on Nebraska, this outdoor classroom project transformed an existing grassy area by Jefferson Intermediate School into an outdoor learning space. Our hope is this outdoor space becomes a “hub” for learning while promoting healthier students. All students and classes will be able to use this stimulating and flexible outdoor space. Numerous studies have shown that when the environment is used as an integrating context for learning, students: perform better, show improved critical thinking skills and are more engaged. In addition to our local Elks Club, a special thanks goes out to all involved with this project.