We believe that hands-on experiences in nature help build stronger, smarter, happier and healthier children; and we believe that quality education includes regular opportunities to connect children to God’s classroom, the outdoors. We educate the whole child through the use of God’s creation as a powerful teaching tool, growing students that impact the world for Jesus Christ as they care for others as equipped stewards for today and the future.
Purposeful learning happens beyond the four walls of the classroom through intentional use of the surrounding landscape and outdoor classroom spaces, including our school garden, Brian Dyk Nature Preserve, playscapes, and swamp. In addition, our partnership with Blandford Nature Center allows us to expand on our learning through our interaction with their animals and experience the science of maple syrup. Every grade level is dedicated to spending time outside every month. Every season brings more to explore and learn.
Nature-Based Learning Tours
We offer tours to provide educators and school leaders the opportunity to visit and learn with us throughout the year. The customizable experiences will be designed to fit individual educator or groups of educator’s needs and interests.
Contact Janet Staal, our Director of Nature-Based/Outdoor Education, to begin this conversation. We offer tours, planning meetings, year long contracts, and so much more to develop your program.