Welcome to the
Imagine nature's most beautiful forest...
without colors to see
without sounds to hear
without fragrances to smell
without abounding textures to feel
without natural nourishment to taste
Fremont Public Schools
130 East 9th Street
Fremont, Nebraska 68025
Due to COVID-19, the Sensory Courtyard is closed to the public until further notice. Sorry for the inconvenience this my cause. It is of the utmost importance to keep our community safe during the pandemic. Thank you for your understanding.
About the Courtyard
The Sensory Courtyard is a local concept being developed by Mary Robinson, a Teacher of the Blind & Visually Impaired, and a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist with Fremont Public Schools. It is a space of approximately 30′ by 80′ consisting of specialized areas, each designed to spark one or more of the five senses: Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, and Taste. The Sensory Courtyard has a positive sensory impact, and benefits all ages in the community and surrounding areas. It offers an atmosphere of sensory stimulation, and enhances awareness to support those with special needs, including those with tactile defensiveness.
While assisting those with special needs is the main goal, one of the ‘Courtyard’s’ greatest assets is its non-discriminating nature, offering accessibility to everyone. No matter what their background, individuals will have opportunities to actively participate in unique (hands-on) educational experiences, examine fossils, gaze at reflecting lights, detect mirrors, hear wind chimes, listen to a water feature, and experience plants that provide a sense of touch, smell or taste. The Sensory Courtyard encourages the exploration of new textures, awakens the five senses, includes advanced technology, promotes positive attitudes, and creates more productive learners.