Daily, outdoor play (in all types of weather) is an integral part of the Waldorf experience. At Seacoast Waldorf School, we are so fortunate to have more than 5 acres of fields and woods and gardens in which to play and explore. Last Friday, however, the first and third graders took their outdoor-education on the road to Mt Major, a mountain located in Alton, New Hampshire, south of Lake Winnipesaukee and northeast of Straightback Mountain of the Belknap Range. Hikes and outdoor adventures give our students the opportunity to observe and interact with nature and to take and apply lessons out of the classroom: investigating scientific concepts, laying the foundation for the fundamentals of mathematics and building a social framework. All while stretching their limbs, working on balance and awakening their senses.