Earth Native Nature School is a weekly nature education course for homeschooled children or children in alternative education programs aged 5-12.
(Please see our Wilder Teens for ages 12-16)
Participants work closely with program instructors to increase their connection to and knowledge of the land around them. At Earth Native our unique teaching methods center around “Coyote Mentoring” a method of teaching and learning that is based on education models used by indigenous populations across the globe for thousands of years. Our “invisible school” teaching philosophies are based on natural learning cycles that use your child’s passions and natural inspirations as the spark that drives their education in the outdoors.
At Earth Native our youth programming curriculum will teach your children an incredible amount about natural science and nature through the exploration of the plants, animals, and natural processes that are going on all around us. Children will work diligently with their instructor in small groups to gain nature awareness and knowledge of plants, mammals, tracking, birds, ecology and a lot more!
This program meets from 9:30am-3:30pm Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays for a total of 33 class sessions between September and May.
*Max 9-1 student-teacher ratio
Students are divided into three programs by age:
Ringtails - Ages 5-6
Kit Foxes - Ages 7-8
Coyotes - Ages 9-12
Ringtails must be 5 years old by 9/30/17
Kit Foxes must be 7 years old by 9/30/17
Coyotes must be 9 years old by 9/30/17
Now open to ages 12+ Wilder Teens- click here
2017/18 Program Cost: $1495 or pay monthly at only $150 a month, after deposit**
($300 non-refundable deposit per student is due at the time of enrollment. Please view cancelation policy before enrolling)
Enrollment for our 2017/18 Weekly Nature School will open to new students on
April 30, 2017 at 9am.
2016/17 Program Dates:
Meets each Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from September 14, 2016 through May 26, 2017
*This program breaks 1 week for Thanksgiving (11/23-25), 2 weeks for Winter Break (12/21-12/30) and 1 week for Spring Break (3/15-17)
2017/18 Program Dates:
Meets each Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from September 13, 2017 through May 25, 2018
*This program breaks 1 week for Thanksgiving (11/22-24), 2 weeks for Winter Break (12/20-12/29) and 1 week for Spring Break (3/14-16)
($300 non-refundable deposit per student is due at the time of enrollment. View cancelation policy.)
If you are interested in the 2017/18 school year and would like to check out our program before enrolling we will be offering a Visit Day on Saturday, April 29th at our Bastrop Campus from 10am-2pm. Many of our year-round Youth Program Instructors will be facilitating as well as our Founder and Executive Director, Dave Scott. It will be a great opportunity for you and your child to get a feel for the program and our school as well as ask any questions of our Director that might be lingering.
You must sign up to attend this Visit Day and there will be limited space. At this time our Visit Day is full - please use link to add to our wait list.
For more information please e-mail us at info@EarthNativeSchool.com or give us a call at 512-299-8870.