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December 14, 2017

Today was a gorgeous day for our last fall program. Ms. Kathryn joined us, who will be taking over the program during Ms. Britt's maternity leave in the spring. The kids were excited to meet her, and wanted to start the day off showing her the teepee shelter in the pin...

December 11, 2017

Today was quite rainy and bit on the chilly side, but our brave participants came prepared with extra layers and rain gear, so the weather didn't slow us down! After wandering to the Sand Pit we got our blood moving with a game of "Fox Tails" - which involved lots of r...

November 30, 2017

Today we explored what it's like to use our senses other than sight by playing "Blindfold Caterpillar" and "Nutty Squirrels"!

Most humans rely heavily on sight to move through the world, so taking it away when you aren't used to it can be fun, but also very challenging....

November 16, 2017

We had so much fun during our after school program this week collecting leaves and pine cones for nature crafts, and constructing teepee shelters in the forest!

November 9, 2017

One of the great things about Nature Connect is that we learn to love the outdoors, no matter the weather. Despite the cold and rainy conditions we experienced today, we had one participant exclaim at the end of program that this was their favorite day yet! The forest...

November 2, 2017

At Opening Circle today we shared gratitudes, and then received our very own Nature Journals to use at Nature Connect for the rest of the semester! On the first page of the journals was a scavenger hunt filled with items we could try to find in the park, and use our jo...

October 26, 2017

Opening Circle & Nature Names

Today we wandered straight to the Sand Pit to have our Opening Circle since it is becoming one of our favorite places in the park. After sharing gratitudes and stretching through a Sun Salutation, we had a special ceremony where we each pic...

October 19, 2017

Opening Circle

We started today's opening circle with a new "Circle Song" and each shared something we are grateful. One friend's gratitude for cheetahs, which is considered a "vulnerable" species at high risk of becoming endangered, sparked a discussion about endangere...

October 13, 2017

Today's forecast was looking pretty rainy, but that doesn't slow us down! We suited up in rain gear, packed a tarp for makeshift shelter, and headed into the woods for an adventure.

Opening Circle

At opening circle we shared gratitudes - lots of appreciation for trees to...

October 6, 2017

Today was the first day of our after school program and it was a blast! After meeting at the gazebo, and saying goodbye to parents and siblings, our seven brave participants headed into the woods with Ms. Britt and Mr. John.

Opening Circle

At opening circle we each share...

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