Nature Detectives

Engaging – 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

Contact Janice to learn more about these customized programs.  NOTE: ** Online programs are offered instead of meeting in person for fall session.
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
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.
butterfly, spring, pollination, rebirth
Spring photos. Spring celebrates with stories and art, the emerging of flowers, plants, insects and pollinators.







Preview sample Trees as Habitat flier – (fall)
Preview sample Winter Wisdom flier 
Preview sample Nature in Motion flier

These loosely structured one-hour sessions can stand alone or work together to combine outdoor learning experiences with indoor art projects. Nature Detectives programs are mobile. They can happen  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.