Nature is a wonderful teacher.
We partner with schools to help kids learn nature’s valuable lessons.
We do so because of the positive social-emotional effects that come from experiencing the outdoors. Numerous studies show that exposure to nature has a positive impact on the health and emotional well-being of children of all socio-economic backgrounds.
Our programs include an overnight camp for sixth-graders, field trips, and after-school clubs. In addition, we created a new curriculum for kids when we are unable to join them in person. It is called ‘Outside Discovering Me!’ and it is designed to reach children who do not have easy access to nature. The program – in part based on our surveys and observations during summer camp and afterschool programming -- is designed to make it interesting for kids that may not have had much exposure to nature. It not only connects children to nature but also provides them with much-needed social-emotional development.