Information for Schools
Four Winds' Nature Program offers monthly two-hour natural science workshops for adults interested in sharing their love of nature with school children. With engaging indoor and outdoor activities and explorations, adults give young students an opportunity to study nature in their own schoolyard and neighborhood.
Children learn important science concepts and practice science skills such as asking questions, making observations, recording data, and communicating information.
The Nature Program examines five key science standards, with monthly workshops each addressing that year's concept.
Individual schools in Vermont and New Hampshire's Upper Valley area may choose from these options:
- 6 monthly two-hour workshops for adults ..... $2600;
- 8 monthly two-hour workshops for adults ..... $3395.
Though we recommend that each school provide eight workshops per school year, schools may choose to sign up for fewer workshops, if necessary. Click here for a complete 2013-14 Four Winds Nature Program fees matrix.
Smaller schools are encouraged to share workshops. Though the total cost per workshop increases in order to cover the cost of additional materials and administration, the cost to individual schools is reduced. For 2 schools sharing eight workshops the total cost is $3950, or $1,975 per school if shared evenly; for 3 schools sharing the eight workshops the total cost is $4500; and for 4 schools sharing the eight monthly workshops the total cost is $5050. Schools may divide the total cost evenly among the partners or apportion according to the number of students served by the program.