Through after school, homeschool, adult programs and summer camp, children and adults get connected to the natural world that surrounds them daily.Whether you love nature, fear nature or have mixed feelings, this program is for you!
Meet Margaritte


I am passionate about connecting people with nature. I am a mother, community organizer, sustainability practitioner, teaching artist and gardener. Under the Canopy is my program to get kids outside and loving the nature that surrounds them daily. It's also a chance for adults to re-connect to the fun of being outdoors. I love playing outside and I want you to join me!

 Classes: Due to Covid-19 All in person classes will be limited to 10 children and meet outdoors and socially distant. Camp will be limited to 15.
Nature Immersion Summer Camp @ Oxley Nature Center (4-12 years old)
Wood Sprites Nature Class @ Under The Canopy (3-5 years old)
The Homeschool Naturalist @ Under The Canopy (4-9 years old

Ancient Oklahoma Nature Class @ Under The Canopy (7-12 years old)

Under The Canopy is located in a verdant 1/3rd an acre backyard in Midtown Tulsa.


"Under The Canopy is my daughter’s favorite after school activity. She gets the chance to interact with the natural environment in a way that is missing from most kids’ lives these days. She climbs trees, builds fairy houses out of natural found objects, learns about planting, herbal medicines, native trees and species...the list goes on. I highly recommend this program!"

Amber, mom to 6 year old

How do I learn more?


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Tel: 918-508-3817

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