Schools

School years are important part in a child’s development and the Bienenstock’s team of experienced educators and professional designers have created a sensory-rich catalogue of nature play components and outdoor classrooms to allow a more natural approach to learning.

Each image below features a predominant “development zone” theme with interactive components; just highlight and click the equipment you’d like to learn more about.

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Outdoor Classrooms

The OutClass™ outdoor classroom system offers a natural, flexible, and pedagogically approach to scale up your classroom capacity and outdoor learning environments offer sensory engagement on a deeper level than traditional classrooms. 

The chalkboards are specially coated steel that resists the elements and facilitates easier graffiti removal, and the outdoor classroom can be expanded with planters and curriculum cabinets for more options. Adding “sails” allow the outdoor classroom with protection from the elements allowing it to be used in rain and snow.

Schools – Outdoor Chalkboards
Curriculum CabinetChalk Board2 Tier Log Cedar Log PlantersOutClass™ Outdoor Classroom2 Tier Log Cedar Log Planters

Curriculum Cabinet

Curriculum Cabinet

This pine cabinet is designed to hold programming materials for educators, and is a great storage piece for all spaces. Never get lost inside deep storage again. This is a great way to have your programming materials right next to the area of programming to save time when prepping activities.

$2,205.07

Chalk Board

Chalk Board

Nature’s Instruments chalkboard panels can be placed into sections of fence or against a blank wall to maximise the vertical space in a playground. The simple cedar frame boards are sealed for protection from the elements, and mural paper can be affixed to the wall using simple pins so that the art can be brought inside after completion.

$2,092.93 – $2,093.00

2 Tier Log Cedar Log Planters

2 Tier Log Cedar Log Planters

Nature’s Instruments planter boxes keep plants safe from trampling, and allow gardening at a height that is accessible for children of different ages and stages. All edges are rounded to prevent splinters, and there is no exposed hardware.

$694.99 – $1,269.67

OutClass™ Outdoor Classroom

OutClass™ outdoor classrooms

Designed for fast and efficient shipping and set-up, OutClass™ outdoor classrooms, patent pending, can transform your open space into an effective outdoor school in a single day.

We offer an array of standard modular OutClass™ sizes from 15 to 30 students, and beyond.

2 Tier Log Cedar Log Planters

2 Tier Log Cedar Log Planters

Nature’s Instruments planter boxes keep plants safe from trampling, and allow gardening at a height that is accessible for children of different ages and stages. All edges are rounded to prevent splinters, and there is no exposed hardware.

$694.99 – $1,269.67

Schools – Gross Motor
Log Mash® Play Structure5-Piece Log Cluster

Log Mash® Play Structure

Install the Log Mash® play structure anywhere! Designed for use in parks, rooftops, forests or trails, each Log Mash® play structure pod comes from our studio pre-built and mounted on a 4’x8’ treated steel ground frame.

$10,127.35 – $30,430.48

5-Piece Log Cluster

Log clusters are a unique feature that can act as a retaining wall, a path border, a gathering space, and a physical challenge all at once. Built from natural hardwood logs, our 5-piece vertical log clusters offer versatile play opportunities that range from balancing and leaping, to gathering as a team, to quiet exploration of the shapes and textures of the logs.

$967.75

Gross Motor Play

Gross motor play assist in refining children’s balance, strength, muscle endurance and coordination. Risk assessment, physical and brain development (including reading and writing skills) depend on stimulation and gross motor refinement during a child’s school years.

Our components offer a natural environment for children to climb, walk, run and jump while putting their risk assessment skills into practice. Components like our Log Mash® Play Structure and log clusters (among others) are perfect solutions to add gross motor play to your school and can be expanded with more options and components.

Gross Motor Play

Gross motor play assist in refining children’s balance, strength, muscle endurance and coordination. Risk assessment, physical and brain development (including reading and writing skills) depend on stimulation and gross motor refinement during a child’s school years.

Our components offer a natural environment for children to climb, walk, slide and jump while putting their risk assessment skills into practice. Components like our 5 Foot Easy Install Wave Hill Slide and Sideways Tress (among others) are perfect solutions to add gross motor play to you school and can be expanded with more options and components.

Schools – Gross Motor 2
Sideways Tree Climber5 Foot Easy Install Wave Hill Slide

Sideways Tree Climber

Sideways trees are used as climbers, and are a great way to add a natural artistic feature to your playground. This item requires installation and will require an impact rated safety surface.

$21,350.09

5 Foot Easy Install Wave Hill Slide

5 Foot Easy Install Wave Hill Slide

If you ask children what they want in their playground, they’ll always include a slide. Nature’s Instruments Hill Slides are the perfect way to give them what they want, while eliminating the fall height of a traditional slide.

$10,916.37

Schools – Gathering Areas
Spiral Log BenchLog Carved CouchCarved Log Chair5 Foot Easy Install Wave Hill Slide

Spiral Log Bench

Spiral Log Bench

Spiral log benches are a great addition to any park or playground. Not only will children use them for play, they are a great resting and gathering places for adults too. A tree can be planted in the middle of the spiral bench to provide shade and add beauty.

$3,476.43

Log Carved Couch

Log Carved Couch

Each Log Carved Couch is completely unique –  hand carved from large tree stumps as one solid piece, adding a sense of awe and amazement. If you are interested in this type of furniture as an art piece that is larger than the available options.

$5,027.09

Carved Log Chair

Each Carved Log Chair is completely unique – hand carved from large tree stumps as one solid piece, they give children the sense of sitting in a throne, adding a sense of awe and amazement.

$1,737.89 – $3,137.00

5 Foot Easy Install Wave Hill Slide

5 Foot Easy Install Wave Hill Slide

If you ask children what they want in their playground, they’ll always include a slide. Nature’s Instruments Hill Slides are the perfect way to give them what they want, while eliminating the fall height of a traditional slide.

$10,916.37

Gathering Areas

Nature’s Instruments hand-carved wood furniture is perfect solution to create gathering areas for school children to read , relax or socialize. Our selection of log couches, love seats, carved chairs and spiral benches can become the perfect location to rest after playing on a slide or tree climber. The furniture is finished but still offers a multi-sensory opportunity with both rough and smooth textures to engage children, even at rest.

And our Durolawn® rubber matting system, that is installed on top of grass, and after a few months the grass grows through and the mats disappear from view, allows accessibility to areas by providing a firm surface.

Outdoor Musical Instruments

There are many wonderful benefits of outdoor musical instruments and bringing them to your school’s outdoor learning environment can promote language and communication development, improve memory, increase concentration, nurture social skills, inspire creativity, improve self-confidence and promote emotional development.

Nature’s Instruments has many outdoor musical instruments such as our hanging and soaring amadindas, chime fences and thunder drums, all allow children to express themselves musically.

Schools – Music
Hanging AmadindaChime Fences

Hanging Amadinda

Hanging Amadinda

This Hanging Amadinda is produced from Canadian cedar or spruce and designed to hang from a tree branch. The instrument has a beautiful tone and can be played by multiple users from either side of the instrument.

$1,055.07 – $1,430.76

Chime Fences

Chime Fences

Our Chime Fence musical instrument comes in a set of 9 chimes. This doubles as a fence. It is great for spaces divided by a fence because it can be played on both sides. This is a great way to add music and beauty to any space.

$3,026.51

Schools – Play Areas
Post Mount Transparent Acrylic PanelWacky PostsMud Kitchen

Post Mount Transparent Acrylic Panel

Post Mount Transparent Acrylic Panel

The size of our Post Mount Transparent Acrylic Panels allows children to have a great range of motion when painting. Children can paint 4 feet up and 8 feet across. For children with core balance issues, painting on this outdoor panel is a subtle way at supporting their goals.

$2,401.98

Wacky Posts

Wacky Posts

Nature’s Instruments Wacky Posts are irregularly shaped posts hewn from trees with large knots and twists, and encourage creative and dramatic play. With the imagination and creativity of children, these simple posts are transformed into store fronts, forts mazes and frames for leaf or snow forts.

$161.66

Mud Kitchen

Mud Kitchen

Mud kitchens provide sensory rich activities that children crave while promoting creativity, role-playing, collaboration, motor skills, and communication. Our mud kitchen allows for intense sensory input with the sink at one end while the long countertop provides more creative and dramatic opportunities.

$932.41

Outdoor Play Areas

When children play outside, they can enhance their mental well-being, develop their sense of self, and feel soothed by nature. Playing outdoors provides opportunities for learning that aren’t available indoors, including physical literacy and spatial knowledge.

Our components allow a wide variety of options for children to play from our mud kitchens that allow for intense sensory input to wacky posts that lets children be more creative. Having a natural outdoor play area will give your school a place where the children can grow in nature.

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