ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – This week is all about encouraging kids to learn outdoors. Environmental Education of New Mexico is holding pre-recorded and live events for Outdoor Learning Week showcasing the benefits of learning outdoors.

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The executive director says it is proven to help kids in many ways. “We see lots of other increased benefits. We’ve seen students improve in problem-solving and critical thinking skills so we really see outdoor learning as an evidence-based solution to support our kids in a very holistic way,” said Eileen Everett, executive director of EENM.

There are several events scheduled for Thursday and Friday. For more information on events, visit