In partnership with Viridian Landscape Studio, AFS Outside is as central to the school’s curriculum as classrooms or labs. The goal of the project is to support an intimate connection between the landscape and the children, so they can make life-long connections between their activities and their environment. The area includes an abstract play structure, water feature, and associated landscape forms. Here, older students can crawl, swing, run, and climb during their breaks from classroom learning. Challenging young students to take physical risks and explore science on their own terms as it occurs in the real world, is at the core of their curricular goals for the project, integrating the adjacent natural forms into their everyday play.