Explore Nature programs and school are created with the concept of experiential learning, exploring our curiosity for nature and the natural world.
With a core focus on positive connection with ourselves, positive connection with others, positive connection with nature our programs embrace the true concept of nature connection through meaningful experiences and relationship focusing on personal growth and well-being.
To provide an outdoor learning that embraces positivity and connection. Our outdoor exploration will strengthen and build upon our understanding of these values and empower children.
Provide opportunities to create situations that motivate and empower children to feel confident, take supported risks and assess conditions in a caring and supportive environment.
Relationship building is invaluable for every child and everyone. A connection to others and contributing as a group and a community enhance children's sense of belonging (Ministry of Education, 2014). Inclusivity is paramount. Every child will be welcomed, included, listened to, and appreciated for their viewpoint and individuality. We will be exploring and learning together.
As we respect ourselves and others, so too we respect nature. Kindness and gratitude to nature is an essential element of outdoor learning. Together we will strive to become responsible and exceptional stewards of our environment, learning about and taking good care of the plants, trees and animals around us.
“Children and youth should have the opportunity to play and learn in forests, parks, meadows, and mud puddles” (Outdoor Play Canada, 2018).