Nature School is a first learning experience in nature. It is a drop off program designed for Pre K, TK and Kindergartners. Young first graders may also enjoy this class. All children should be potty trained and ready for an experience away from their family. Our teachers are happy to help facilitate "goodbyes" as is often needed with this age. Children learn about nature, letters, numbers, colors and shapes through crafts, songs, games, animal visits and guided exploration of the park. The teacher is trained in and uses curriculum from Growing Up Wild that meets state standards in science, literacy, math, art and STEM. Each class has a different theme. For optimum learning a full year of participation is encouraged. Classes are broken into 6 week sessions. You may choose 6 Wednesdays or 6 Fridays, or to attend all 12 Wednesdays and Fridays. Limited to 16 students with a ratio of 1 teacher to 8 children. The program runs 11am to 2pm. We recommend your family joins us for Nature's ABCs and/or Nature Story Time that is 10 to 11am to help in the drop off transition. To ensure a GREAT experience please make sure to send you camper(s) prepared with: *Packed lunch. Lunch is NOT provided and we take time as a group to sit and eat. *Closed Toe Shoes. No sandals, flip flops, etc. *Layered clothing. The temperature can change a lot throughout the day. *Sunscreen and bug repellent. Please apply sunscreen and bug repellent as needed before children arrive. *Water Bottle *Swim Suit, Towel and Closed Toe Water Shoes on warm days. One of our teachers is a lifeguard and may allow the children to swim or wade in the creek on warm days. *Extra Outfit *Hat/ Sunglasses as needed *We recommend items come in a backpack for safe keeping and all items have a name written on them. Campers will have use of cubbies to store their items.