Scheduling and Program Options

Woods & Wetlands just for kids: $120 per 1.5 hours (up to 12 explorers)

This experience grew from the “original” Woods and Wetlands adventure, established in 2009. Parents/guardians drop off children with instructor (Tahlia) at a pre-selected location for 1.5 hours of fun and educational adventures in the “wild!”

Ages 7-12.

Woods & Wetlands for ONE educational group: $100/classroom 1.5 hours

Woods & Wetlands for multiple groups: $100/classroom, 1.5 hours

Scout troops, classrooms, homeschool groups, or custom groupings that include up to 2 adult chaperones. Educational focus and location of experience may be determined by group leaders in conjunction with W&W guide.

Elementary Ages recommended

Just for Kids

Parents and caregivers can drop off explorers at a pre-selected location for nature-based play, exploration, and learning with Tahlia, your Woods and Wetlands educator. $120 for 1.5 hours. Up to 12 explorers.

$120.00

Educational Groups

Classrooms, homeschool groups, scout troops, and other educational groups of explorers meet at a predetermined place to learn about local flora and fauna. Programs can be linked to grade-level curriculum content or left open-ended. $100/classroom up to 30 students.

$100.00

Topics & Potential Experiences

Including but not limited to:

  • Landmarks for orientation
  • Safety in nature
  • Plant identification/observation
  • Animal identification/observation
  • Using a compass
  • Tree studies
  • Nature journaling/sketching
  • Temporary nature art
  • Personal connections to nature and self
  • Seasonal studies
  • Study squares and sit spots
  • Seeds
  • Weather
  • Climate
  • Collections (where appropriate)
  • Classification
  • Native/non-native species
  • Safe, appropriate handling (if any) of wild animals such as frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, snakes)
  • Pretend play
  • Physical exploration, building strength, balance, and confidence
  • Using all of our senses
  • Engineering (forts, habitats, imaginative construction)
  • Patterns in Nature (spiral, sunburst, meandering, branching, alternation, helix, spherical, close-packing)
  • Social/emotional: safe, respectful, responsible, risks, support, trust, cooperation, collaboration, independence, …