Outcomes do not have to be considered prior to creating experiences but can be identified after the experience has occurred. Outcomes are expectations set for children. Considering outcomes related to outdoor experiences may be a requirement set by a workplace or a jurisdiction and may be related to a provincial framework for early learning. Outcomes are the same as objectives but different than goals. Goals are broad and long-term. Goals are not meant to be reached after one experience. Goals can be accompanied by outcomes/objectives. Both should be written with a measurable action verb. Outcomes/objectives can be measured after one experience. If these are set before an experience, early learning teachers may not see developing interests and emerging ideas as they will be focused on assessing the goals and outcomes/objectives. Take a look at this photo of an experience outdoors. The goal is that children will develop an appreciation for nature. This is not measurable after this one experience as it is long term. Outcomes and objectives can be determined from this experience. Using action verbs like discovering, engaging, building, creating, designing, organizing, constructing and composing, what outcomes would you write for this experience? Note that these are action words related to the higher orders of Bloom’s taxonomy. You can find more at: http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/goals-objectives/writing-objectives now look at the photo and add your ideas for outcomes/objectives to the comment box below.