|10:00 am to 2:00 pm|
|Start Dates: Wed - Sept 11, 2019 Fri - Sept 13, 2019|
Founded in 2004, our Roots & Wings outdoor nature program allows children ages 4 to 6 to have fun and explore the natural world around them. Through nature activities for kids, including songs, stories, walks, and plant and animal observation, we plant seeds for children's growth and connection with nature. Students can register for one or both days. Note that the cost listed is per program day.
New Wednesday Option!
You now have a choice of doing Roots and Wings on Wednesdays AND/OR Fridays. We are excited about this option as it will allow for smaller overall class size (~12 students per day with 2 Lead instructors and 1-2 Apprentice instructors).
The Roots & Wings curriculum includes:
- Circle time with songs and stories
- Nature walks
- Developing familiarity with the four directions
- Nature awareness games
- Plant and animal awareness
- Sensory awareness
- Nature skills
Our educational philosophy focuses on:
- Creating a safe environment in which children can plan and explore their world
- Providing fun, hands-on opportunities for children to learn
- Adaptability so that the programs match the energy of the group during a particular session
- Mentoring delivered by instructors with experience working with children in this age group
- Using Coyote Mentoring, a widely-respected educational philosophy developed at the Wilderness Awareness School, to encourage creative thinking rather than providing answers, help students develop problem-solving skills and self-sufficiency, and encourage a much deeper level of learning.
Our instructional staff includes:
- Experienced instructors
- Apprentices who offer additional instructor support
- A target staff ratio of 1 staff per 4 students, including 2 staff instructor and 1 apprentice instructors per 12 students
- Staff trained as Coyote Mentors
- Compassionate educators who encourage each child's respect for self, others and nature
- Experienced Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified professionals
Meet Your Instructors
Meet Your Instructors
Hannah Libby drove out to Washington State from Vermont and graduated from the Anake Outdoor School in 2015. Before coming to the Pacific Northwest she finished up her Bachelor's Degrees in Restoration Ecology & Conservation Biology with a minor in Marine Science. For her final thesis she designed and implemented a Forest Stewardship program that would provide paid work study positions for students interested in pursuing passions in the natural world. Her outdoor adventures started with her mother, father and grandfather. Her mother exposed her to the greenery and dirt of the world, while her father fostered her natural love of the ocean by sailing atop of it and diving beneath it. Her grandfather was always tracking wildlife and building bows, which has resulted in Hannah's 20-year obsession with these skills. Deeply in love with the arts, she has been drawing, taking photos and making jewelry as long as she has known she has had hands.