Team up with K-12 school communities to spark wonder and curiosity about nature, elevate environmental literacy, and inspire emerging decision makers.
Engage K-12 students in outdoor experiential activities and authentic earth stewardship on school grounds during school and beyond.
Empower and equip K-12 teachers to weave outdoor activities and experiences into and across the curriculum.
Recruit and provide guidance and support to local community volunteers who are excited about the mission of this program. (Volunteer opportunities exist to fit any schedule.)
Assist teachers with hands-on learning activities that draw students outdoors for nature observation, inquiry, journaling, stewardship, art, critical thinking, crowdsourced data recording, problem-solving, fitness, systems thinking, mindfulness practices, etc.
Facilitate teacher access to guest speakers, field equipment, grants, and program resources.
Advise and assist school communities with development and stewardship of their school’s native plant habitat and outdoor classroom spaces.
Champion innovative community relationships amongst schools, PTA/PTSA/PTO’s, Extension Master Gardeners, Virginia Master Naturalists, student groups, and other agents of change.