Roots and Wings

Ages 4 to 6

Linne Doran: Duvall, WA


10am to 2pm
Wednesdays: 9/11/24- 5/21/25
Fridays: 9/13/24 – 5/23/25

“In a scary world of too much technology, WAS has given so much light and hopefulness. Spending a day in the wilderness learning about his own self and nature, getting down right dirty and forging relationships is the absolute highlight of our sons week. He asked almost every day if it was Friday yet and it was all because of the team that creates wonder and supports growth in nature! Thank you all ❤️”
– Diandra Larkin, mother Eddie (age 5)

“WAS is an amazing place! I love witnessing the amount of confidence and comfort that my child shows in the outdoors. He values the wonder of nature and takes great pride in his adventures and accomplishments.”
– Amanda, mother of 6 year old student

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. 

The curriculum includes:

  • Circle time with songs and stories
  • Nature walks
  • 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 our widely-respected educational philosophy, we encourage creative thinking rather than simply providing answers. Our goal is to help students develop problem-solving skills and self-sufficiency, fostering a deeper level of learning and connection.

Our instructional staff includes

  • Experienced instructors
  • Apprentices who offer additional instructor support
  • Staff trained as Coyote Mentors
  • A targeted 1:7 adult to student ratio
  • Compassionate educators who encourage each child’s respect for self, others and nature
  • Experienced Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified professionals

Meet the Instructors

Jason McGinnis


Bear Miller-Brown


Wilderness Awareness School