OUR OUTDOOR SCHOOL

At Nature Together we believe that young children learn best through direct experience with the natural world. Our goal is to tap into their sense of wonder about nature while teaching basic environmental, natural science and preschool principles. We promote individual empowerment and group bonding. We teach respect for all living beings and how to minimize our impact on the earth.

 

Our programs are designed to integrate children with nature and engage them in quality outdoor activities which stimulate their innate curiosity about the natural world. Our teaching style encourages children to learn through direct experience with nature in an entirely outdoor classroom located in Mukilteo, WA. 

 

OUTDOOR PRESCHOOL

This program is for 3-5 year olds that are potty trained. Children will join one of our teachers, and an assistant in the Japanese Gulch exploring, experimenting, playing, observing and more. We will spend the first 2 hours of class learning in the forest and will end our time at the Mukilteo community garden shelter with a story and discussion/journaling of what we discovered that day.

Our program uses an inquiry-based teaching style to spark children’s curiosity and engage in active learning. The program’s curriculum emerges from the children’s interest as they move through the natural world and the seasons. In this program the children will develop a strong sense of place and belonging from their intimate connection with nature. We also encourage individual empowerment and promote group bonding.

The program will run for 2 semesters following the Mukilteo school district. Our class will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. You can register for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 days. 

 

At this time, registration for Winter/Spring 2021 session is closed. To receive information about future registration options please subscribe for our Registration Updates mailing list, or follow us on Instagram/Facebook.

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OUTDOOR ELEMENTARY AGE CLASSES

The outdoor elementary age learning program is taught completely outdoors in the Japanese Gulch. Children will join one of our teachers, and an assistant in the Japanese Gulch. There will be exploring, experimenting, playing, observing and more. We will spend 1 1/2 hours of class learning in the forest and will end our time at the Mukilteo community garden shelter with a discussion/journaling of what we discovered that day and other activities. 

 

Our program uses an inquiry-based teaching style to spark children’s curiosity and engage in active learning. The program’s curriculum emerges from the children’s interest as they move through the natural world and the seasons. In this program the children will develop a strong sense of place and belonging from their intimate connection with nature. We also encourage individual empowerment and promote group bonding.

 

How is this different than our preschool program? Because we use an inquiry-based approach, the frame work for the class is the same, but with 6-10 year olds we are able to pose more difficult, age appropriate questions to get them thinking critically about the problems at hand.

We are following the Washington state guidelines for child care programs and do require all children over the age of 5 to wear masks.

At this time, registration for Winter/Spring 2021 session is closed. To receive information about future registration options please subscribe for our Registration Updates mailing list, or follow us on Instagram/Facebook.

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Nature Together does not offer a waiting list. Existing students are given the opportunity to re-enroll first, and then open spots in class are offered on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to receive updates about registration please sign up here. We will email you when registration will be opening, and when spots are available.

 

Phone: 425-322-4747
Email: info@explorenaturetogether.com
Address: 619 4th St, Ste C
Mukilteo, Washington 98275

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