Under the Canopy Outdoors After School Program is a nature discovery program for elementary aged children. The program is based on seasonal exploration and free play in nature and the curriculum is curiosity driven and student interest led. I let nature be the teacher, creating a safe and comfortable environment for adventures and discovery in nature. My goal is to instill individual confidence as well as empathy for the earth and each other.
Experiences of Outdoors After School:
Using Coyote Mentoring, an educational philosophy to encourage creative thinking rather than providing answers, help students develop problem-solving skills and self-sufficiency, and encourage a much deeper level of learning.
Variety through weekly themes
Safety and comfort in nature and how to dress for the weather
Animals and tracking
Birds and bird song
Ecology and sustainability
Nature arts and creativity, storytelling and using nature journals
Respect for nature and others
Plant I.D. and learning about native and medicinal plants and edibles
Quiet, stress relief in nature
Late Fall Session Class Info: Class meets once a week on Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 p.m. over 8 weeks Ages K-5th, November 1st to December 20th Cost: $200 per child. Location: 1/3 an acre in a midtown back yard.