In summer 2010, one year before the official founding of the International School Grounds Alliance, many of ISGA’s current Leadership Council members gathered in Winchester, England to participate in a conference organized by Learning through Landscapes entitled, The World Outside the Classroom. The event was managed by ISGA co-founder, Mary Jackson. The top photograph was taken during our conference field trip to Coombes School, and shows the school and conference participants gathered to watch the dramatic release of a flock of homing pigeons. The photographs below show additional field trip visits.