We started a new Roots and Shoots chapter at our school with some interested third grade students in December 2015. Through this program, our students mapped their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face. From there, they prioritized the problems, developed a plan for a solution, and took action all the while developing the skills and attitudes to become part of the next generation of stewards of the Earth. While these students were mapping their community, they realized that there is a big need for an outdoor learning space in our immediate community, our school. They meet once a week and work collaboratively toward satisfying this need. They plan to build multiple learning centers including math, science, art, music and an outdoor classroom. This will be a place for the students to explore the world around them, learn, and have fun!