/ / 2020, Short Films, Virtual

Virtual Showing 
2019 | USA | 20 min | Documentary
Director: Chris Hardee

TURNING SCHOOL INSIDE OUT is a documentary about what happens when one school purchases a parcel of adjacent land and commits itself to figure out how to use that land to improve student learning and well-being. Set in a rural southwestern New Hampshire town, the film follows teachers, administrators, parents, and community members as they transform the curriculum for Chesterfield School students in nearly every grade (K-8) by moving part of the instruction outside. The film captures faculty and community visioning sessions, teacher’s reflections on the value of using the natural world, parents’ support of outdoor learning, and students’ experiences on the land.