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
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.