The coronavirus has made learning opportunities very difficult these past several months. Schools have closed and become online. Although this is a great solution, there are concerns about not fulfilling the benefits of an in-person class. One concern is how the coronavirus will affect environmental classes, especially for young children. Is it still possible to somehow incorporate learning about nature while everything is online or is it impossible?
Yes, the coronavirus will make learning outside impossible
Nature is best observed out in the open. That’s the idea in environmental classes. Unfortunately, if everything becomes online, the ability to enjoy nature in its entirety is lost.
School systems will be digitally focused because of the coronavirus
Coronavirus quarantine has caused many schools to become virtual. Because of the surge in the need for a digital solution to the pandemic, students are becoming more focused on computer screens. Because the classes are online, most likely it will push outside activities related to these classes aside.
Children will be discouraged long-term because they can't play outside
Children need time to play. Playing is engaging for the brain and body. Without playing, children become depressed and grow into suffering adults. With the coronavirus putting places all over the world in quarantine, children are suffering from the solitude.
No, the coronavirus will not make learning outside impossible
Nature is an important part of everyone’s life. Vitamin B is provided by the sun, being outside encourages outside, and relieves stress. After COVID-19 has caused countries to go into quarantine, being outside has become limited. This is especially critical for young children and students focused on environmental studies and naturals sciences. However, there are ways to continue outdoor learning.
Teachers can still conduct outside classes virtually for their students
Virtual learning has skyrocketed after the coronavirus has closed many schools down. This gives students a way to learn with flexibility. For young children and students who must learn about natural sciences, it has proven difficult to keep them engaged. But some solutions have been made to make up for in-person learning.