Education

the nature school

The Nature School holds year-round outdoor programming for kids and families. Our mission is to connect children and families to nature, themselves, and each other. Our programs give participants space and time to fall in love with the outdoors. Studies show that time spent in nature increases attention span, self-esteem, ability to concentrate, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Children who spend more time outdoors and participate in cooperative group activities have healthier relationships with friends and family. Instilling in children an appreciation for the natural world will also help grow a new generation of environmental stewards. Our programs include exploring outdoors, outdoor living skills & crafts, animal tracking, nature & sensory awareness, storytelling, plant and animal study, mentorship, empowerment, and lots of fun and play.

Group of young students sitting outside near autumn leaves
informational pamphlets on ground labelled "the big map-out!" with a garden spade

field trips

The Big Map Out

The Big Map-Out is a science standards-based collaborative project that you can join with your class. It is geared for students in grades k-4. This will include ongoing expert support from Agraria staff with student equity in mind and can be utilized at school or individually for children working at home. The goal of this program is to connect children with their learning outdoors, provide breaks from necessary technology during the 2020-2021 school year, and includes social emotional learning as well as mindfulness. We recognize that plans change daily and will work with you to help you troubleshoot and overcome barriers. Our goal is to help support teachers, administrators and staff! Please contact ddiamond@communitysolution.org for more information.

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Custom Programs

Don’t see a program that works for you? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do. We are also happy to offer full custom programs including birthday parties, day-long excursions for school groups, skills workshops, or entire week long camps. Contact us for pricing and information. Our availability is limited, so please make sure to schedule well ahead of time.