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OHIO faculty asked to complete the outdoor classroom survey

Sustainable Living Hub Coordinator Kyle Butler has a message for all Ohio University educators.

“Fellow OHIO educators, I’ve seen you out there on College Green with your students when the weather is nice in September and April!  Maybe you’ve seen me out there as well,” said Butler, who is an associate professor of instruction in the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) in the College of Arts and Sciences. “With such a beautiful, tree-shaded campus, why would we want to confine teaching and learning to the walls of a classroom?"

As the Office of Sustainability’s new Sustainable Living Hub Coordinator, Butler hopes to take teaching and learning at OHIO outside of the classroom box by:

  • promoting the outdoor teaching already taking place at OHIO
  • provisioning popular spaces for holding class outdoors
  • building a fully equipped outdoor classroom on the Athens campus

In order to help with this effort, Butler is asking the University community to complete this quick survey. Even if you have never taken a class outside, your input is valuable to this effort.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Butler at or on Teams.

October 15, 2022
Staff reports