Nature Detectives

Engaging – Field Based Learning – Hands on Fun!

            “Part of the appeal of Nature Detectives program is the possibility of bringing kids outside to reconnect with the little patches of nature that often times go unnoticed, using a relatively unstructured approach.”                                                                                           Mom of third grade Nature Detective

tree, meet, nature, habitat, living systems, fall
Fall 2018 photos  Fall focuses on trees as living systems and as habitat to sustain life for animals, birds and insects
snowman, winter, deep listening
Winter 2019 photos Winter creates opportunities for using our senses for deep listening and observation, creating earth music to mimic the rain.
butterfly, spring, pollination, rebirth
Spring 2018 photos Spring celebrates with stories and art, the emerging of flowers, plants, insects and pollinators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These loosely structured one-hour sessions can stand alone or work together to combine outdoor learning experiences with indoor art projects. They can take place either on a school campus, in the neighborhood, nature center, museum or other site where children gather after school, or as a family event on weekends.

Activities integrate science, literacy and the arts so students and their families can enjoy opportunities to develop an understanding and respect for the outdoor world – plants, animals, places, landscape – and create meaningful connections as the outcome.