Welcome to the Outdoor Classroom! The core purpose of the Outdoor Classroom at The Parklands is to teach science and natural history education through dynamic experiences in the field that stimulate curiosity, critical thinking and discovery for children, adults and families- all resulting in an enhancement to scientific literacy in our community. The Outdoor Classroom is Louisville’s newest STEAM center (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), an outdoor educational experience utilizing natural history, arts education, and exploration to teach science. We envision a future in which all people view themselves as life-long learners, and share a connection to and appreciation for the natural world, their community and each other.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork is proud to introduce a series of scout programs designed to build outdoor skills and scientific literacy in the scouting community. The Parklands Interpretive Team has partnered with the Louisville Astronomical Society and Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak of Kentucky to design hands-on programs to engage scouts in the outdoors while fulfilling requirements for badges, belt loops and pins.
Programs can include guided hikes and aquatic ecology activities with Parklands interpretive rangers, canoeing the many miles of Floyds Fork with Blue Moon Canoe & Kayak of Kentucky, hands-on astronomy instruction with the Louisville Astronomical Society, and a night camping under the stars in The Parklands of Floyds Fork!
During the program we will hit many requirements for the Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelo badges as well as the astronomy belt loop and academic pin!
For a full list of available dates, to schedule a program, or to find out more information, please contact Parklands Education Coordinator Curtis Carman at 502-815-0274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested in completing an Eagle Scout project with The Parklands, please contact our Program Coordinator at email@example.com or call 502-584-0350.
The PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation, located at 1411 Beckley Creek Parkway, serves as both the Welcome Center and the home of The Parklands Outdoor Classroom. The classrooms are also available for rent when not in use by Parklands