"Nature Connect has given our children and us so much joy throughout the year! We moved to Daphne for Nature Connect and it is the best decision we could have made for our children. It has been a fabulous experience — Ms. Brinkley and the other teachers go above and beyond to create a welcoming, playful and relaxed environment for the children to learn & grow. At the same time, they also take children seriously, which is so rare in preschool. There are genuine adventures with steep hills and high trees to climb, and our daughters felt part of the school — they helped take care of chicken eggs & baby chicks and built a shelf for the new addition to the barn. I can’t recommend Nature Connect highly enough."
"The Pre-k program has made my child more comfortable being around new friends. The teachers are kind and compassionate. When I drop him off in the morning, sometimes he forgets to tell me bye because he is so excited to run off and join his friends. They are always doing something exciting outdoors. He comes home full of stories and worn out from a day of adventures. We are very thankful to have found this program."
"My son struggles with ADD and dyslexia and has always had a hard time in classic learning environments, but at nature connect, he learned, remembered, and taught others information about plants, wildlife, and science. I was impressed by the way that the program nurtured a love of the outdoors and nature by making it fun but also by teaching important skills and knowledge. I highly recommend this program!"
"The Nature Connect team is incredible! My child was never one to get dirty or touch slimy things, but that all changed at Nature Connect! She has conquered fears and has gained new curiosities. We are thankful for this lovely program in our community!"
"There has been a huge difference in my child's relationship with nature since doing the program! Lilly has become really interested in going hiking and camping and whenever we are out for walks, she is exploring. She was identifying tracks and animal calls on our trip to Vermont. It's amazing to hear how much she has internalized in just 12 weeks."
"I loved hearing about all the adventures each time I picked up my child from Nature Connect. She enjoyed herself SO much."
"This is a valuable program that your children will cherish... and you will be pleased with all the skills they learn. Here are some of the experiences my children enjoyed during their session: Using a compass to navigate through the woods, physics in action through creating fire by friction, important botany lessons, and lessons in zoology by tracking animals. This is a 'hands-on', real science-in-nature opportunity that you will appreciate."
"This program was the highlight of our fall. My daughter had such an amazing time and gained a tremendous amount of confidence being in nature. The teachers were both so kind, knowledgeable and professional. I never had any concerns about her safety or well being. She can't wait to get the next semester started!!"
"The facilitators brought some great enthusiasm and knowledge and curiosity to this program. My child was never bored, and she explored more than ever. I know that she went beyond her comfort zone at times and discovered new joys. Thank you!"
"I just asked my child what she enjoyed about Nature Connect, and she said she loved EVERYTHING, especially meeting all her new friends, and discovering new plants and creatures."
"My child gets to explore the outdoors in all its glory with amazing leaders and friends! She has become more adventurous and confident overall. She has become more observant of her surroundings. This program has been fun for both of us!"
"My son had a BLAST. He was always super excited to go and never wanted it to end :)"