Fall Program 2021/2022
Fill out the application form linked above.
Schedule an informative phone call with the director of Nature School LA.
Book a tour.
If it is a good fit, the enrollment process will begin.
Students love to write in their journals while being immersed outdoors.
The Outdoor Classroom
Nature School LA
Welcome to Nature School LA Forest School! The Outdoor Classroom. We are passionate about providing children with opportunities to experience, explore and connect with the natural environment in Los Angeles' beautiful parks and natural habitats. Here children learn at their own pace inspired by the wonder of nature and their friends. They develop deep relationships with their peers and the environment, while growing to be independent and kind leaders. The everyday little challenges foster problem solving skills, endurance, self-direction and cooperation. Exploring new paths cultivate curiosity, flexibility, courage, and comradeship. Nature School LA understands the importance of standard-based learning. Therefore, our pedagogy consists of an immersive program that includes academic standards presented in a nature based environment so students can receive more open ended opportunities for learning.
We go on hikes, cross creeks, feel the warm sun and cool rain, jump in puddles, pick up rollie-pollies, eat food we foraged on our journey, observe turtles, ducks and fish, many bugs and butterflies and their homes. We laugh together and support each other. We share meals and have good conversations. We make friends with people and animals. We are aware of our environment and the impact we have on the ecosystem, we are gentle with everything we come in contact with. We run in wide fields, we slide on pine needles and tree stumps, we jump off rocks, climb trees, build huts, collect sticks and rocks in all shapes and sizes, we craft, draw, write, and make maps. We look out for one another and ask for help. All of this is possible during unstructured play.
We offer a year-round
Ages 3y - 9y.
Our goal is to connect children to the natural world through hikes, unstructured play, direct engagement that is child-lead and teacher inspired.
Being in the natural world allows children to build a life-long-lasting relationship with
A place they will always hold dear in their hearts and often revisit as Adults.
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