Hands-on learning for elementary school children.

The Nature Program offers monthly two-hour natural science workshops for adult volunteers eager to share nearby nature with school children. Each workshop includes natural science information, indoor and outdoor activities, plus plenty of joy and wonder. With over 40 lessons, we divide our program into five year-long courses of study, each focusing on a different key science standard.

Each school has two Volunteer Coordinators who act as the liaison between the education staff at Four Winds and the volunteers, teachers, school administrators, and the community at large. Volunteers work in teams of two or more to bring classrooms of children outside each month to look, discover, and learn.

It is the dedication of volunteers – their time and energy – that makes these programs happen.

Information for schools

Resources for teachers

Schoolyard Habitat Mini-grants