At EdenAcres Nature School we foster the development of the whole child through emergent and child-centered learning, play, exploration, and discovery in the natural world. Through our seasonal and child-centered curriculum, we explore the academic subjects using nature as our classroom.
At the heart and soul of our programs is engagement with the natural world. Through hands-on projects, journaling, play, and exploration children learn how to overcome adversity, work alongside others, and develop a deeper relationship with nature. Each day children will move between instructor-directed activities and self-directed play, both of which play important roles in the holistic development of a child’s hands, heart, and mind.
WHAT: A nature immersion experience that builds confidence and leadership, provokes a sense of awe and stewardship while having fun learning and exploring out of doors. Enrollment options for children 5-12.
WHERE: Outdoors at two different locations! Duncan Farm, 54303 NW Old Wilson River Road, Gales Creek; and EdenAcres Forest School Campus, 16528 NW Johnson Road, Hillsboro.
WHO: Nature Preschool for ages 3-5; Forest Explorers for ages 5-7; Farm School for ages 6-12; Forest School for ages 8-12; and Forest Keepers for ages 12-15. Small classes of 7-14 children taught by experienced nature educators.