We have had a lot of interest in a program for young explorers who are in Preschool-K/1st grade. As a result we will be adding a program called "ECO Pathfinders" to our Fall 2020 semester based program offerings. This spring we will be offering a couple program options so that parents and children can experience our program and have an opportunity to meet our ECO Pathfinders Steward, Ms. Kylie. Learn more about Ms. Kylie here.
This ECO Pathfinders program will take place once a month and will have a different theme each month. We will have a storytime, followed by some loose parts play. The children will also be able to touch and examine some specimens. We will then take a short nature hike (approximately .50-.75 miles) to look for items centered around our theme. Afterwards we will have a craft or art project. Please allow 2 1/2 hrs for this class.
*There is a Google doc form in the calendar event details section that must be submitted, along with your payment to finalize your registration.
The ECO Pathfinders Free Desert School will meet on a weekly basis to encourage families to get outdoors and explore through unstructured play. The idea stems from the "forest school" model that is offered throughout Europe and parts of the USA. We will take a nature walk and then have circle time, where children can listen to a book and are invited to draw something they may have seen during our exploration time. Families may head out after or stay and eat lunch. This event is geared for ages 3-9 years old, however younger and older siblings are welcome to attend too. Please allow 2 hrs for this class. Please bring your own hand cleaner, food/snacks, and water. (We will not be sharing snacks.) Please do not bring toys or pets.
*If this is your FIRST TIME at ECO Pathfinders Free Desert School, please sign the waiver that is in the calendar event details section.
March 27th - Free Desert School
April 3rd - coming soon
April 10th - coming soon
April 17th - coming soon
April 24th - coming soon