Often overlooked as a learning environment, the outdoors may offer the most diverse range of educational experiences on any campus. Studies show that people have a natural, biological need to affiliate with nature, an attraction called biophilia. Natural environments have been linked to improved information recall, creative problem-solving and creative thinking. Additionally, outdoor experiences produce positive physiological and psychological responses, including reduced stress and a general feeling of well-being.
- Christopher E. Green, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP,
Think Outside the Building, American School & University
Home Sweet Home
2511 Sentry Dr.
Anchorage AK 99507
PNA is located in South Anchorage just south of the intersection of Lake Otis Pkwy and Abbott Rd. on Sentry Drive. With a wonderful 2-acre fenced play area and a 9 acre private greenspace beyond, PNA students enjoy an outdoor experience that gives them the exercise they need to be successful in our state of the art classrooms