Nature Detectives

Engaging Children & Families – Place-Based Learning – Hands on Fun!
At School, At Home, or in the Neighborhood

            “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

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











What do I see at my feet, my knees, my head and over my head?

Nature Discovery Journals are the heart of our programs. Through creative expression in their journals, students begin to create meaningful connections to the outdoor world.

Our activities integrate science, literacy and the arts. Students observe, measure, write, draw, and learn the “visual language of nature,.” Students create new Discovery Journals on the first day of each new seasonal session. and become a written record of each season’s projects and demonstrates both their new skills and shared experiences.