An enthusiastic guide is all children need to create potentially life-changing experiences. Take them outside and invite them to listen, touch, smell and learn. Engage their imagination. Build skills to last a lifetime.

Nature Detectives Difference

Designed for families, schools and nature-based organizations for children in Kindergarten through Third grade. We offer products, services, activities and personalized online support that can help build a child’s Naturalist Skills, literacy, ability to problem solve and inspire a life time interest in caring for the environment in response to our inquiry and place-based learning experiences.

  • Our weekly activities are mobile. They are as simple to do at home as they are in school, at a park or on vacation – requiring few supplies to carry around.
  • Our Discovery Journal is the foundation of our program to record evidence, draw, write and compare.
  • Our program inspires children to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Working with a group, they build social skills and teams based on shared interests.
  • We are multi-disciplinary, combining the arts with science, observational skills with literacy to forge meaningful connections to the natural world.
  • Our series of five Discovery Guides present structured thematic activities for Fall, Winter, Spring, and All Seasons. Orientation Guide describes the benefits of the Children-Nature-Health Connection and overview of Nature Detectives programs and outcomes.

Membership Levels

By enrolling as a member of Nature Detectives, you are purchasing either an individual license for families or site license for schools or organizations to use our materials.

Families

Discovery Guides Package $150 annually per family

  • Receive new Discovery Guide as digital download each quarter
  • Printed guides arrive by mail add $50 per year
  • Private informational videos to walk through each quarterly program

Inspired Member            $ 125 per child each quarter

  • Participate in up to four seasonal 8-week online classes
  • Receive new Discovery Guide as digital download each quarter
  • Printed copy of guide to mail, add $10 per quarter

Engaged Member            $ 150 per child each quarter

  • Participate in up to four seasonal 8-week online classes
  • Receive new Discovery Guide as digital download each quarter
  • Printed copy of guide to mail add $10 per quarter
  • Private informational videos
  • Bimonthly E-newsletter – sharing news, ideas, resources, activity photos

Discovery Member            $175 per child each quarter (15% discount for siblings)

  • Participate in up to four seasonal online 8 week classes
  • Receive new Discovery Guide as digital download
  • Printed copy of guide add $10 per quarter
  • Private informational videos
  • Bimonthly E-newsletter – sharing news, ideas, resources, activity photos
  • Online community chat for Q&A and sharing ideas

In person classes available by special group request – local to Sacramento, CA only. Complete and submit request form here.

Alumni Connections Members $50 per year

  • Special project invitations
  • Bimonthly e-news

School & Organizations – to come

 

Program Expansion Plan

Nature Detectives will periodically introduce new topics and expanded content. Future Discovery programs may also include advanced activities for fourth and fifth grade students to build Nature Detectives skills and knowledge as they progress through school.