Class Descriptions

Summer 2022
June 6th-July 28th
Our Summer of fun is just steps away! Let's learn and play together! 
 
We will offer 3 classes of each Forest School Classes: 
Nature Walk Wednesdays, Not-for-Profit Field Trips, Tiny and Tall Naturalists, and Craft & Play!
 Plus 6 more classes on Motivational Mondays:
Yoga, Doodle Art, Spanish, Ukulele, and two Science classes! 
Forest School
Meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10:00AM-11:00AM.
Our Forest School classes take place in the Oak Hammocks, Pine Flatwoods, or Mangroves along the intercoastal waterways.  All of our classes have a meet up spot close to the parking lot or designated location. We will then walk to basecamp or take a child led walk led by the children.  All locations have so much to offer as far as child exploration and sensory options. While we are at our basecamp we will talk about our nature focus for the session, the flora and fauna around us, nature math, mindful activities, Sign Language, literacy, and other topic.   All of our classes help guide children to observe nature and make observations. This helps to develop an appreciation for nature. There will be a fee associated with each of these classes.
In June our Forest School days will be Wednesdays and Fridays. We will learn and experience what natural and valuable parts of Pinellas we appreciate with you. Please bring along water, snacks, a blanket and bug repellant. 
Wednesdays will be for "Nature Walks". We will guide you through 3 different Nature trails, revealing 3 different ecosystems the coast, the largest maple swamp, and a hardwood hammock.
Fridays will be a "Not-for-Profit Field Trip". We will guide you through 3 locations to see how to protect and preserve our valuable creatures and places. 
In July our Forest School days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will learn how to observe a little closer and be creative with what materials nature will provide us. Please bring along water, snacks, a blanket and bug repellant. 
Tuesdays we will be a brand new class starting this Summer called "Tiny & Tall Naturalists." We will learn about real life Naturalists and how to be one!  Our Summer leader is a Certified American Sign Language instructor and will incorporate signs at each class.
Thursdays will be "Craft & Play" we will revisit the three locations to look for seasonal changes and create a nature-inspired craft connecting our experiences. Our last class of the session will be a Beach School celebration!  
Motivational Mondays
Meets on Mondays at 10:00AM-11:00AM.
Mondays are our playground social meet ups with a motivational/educational classes. For our Summer session, students will have the opportunity to take a Ukulele class, Yoga class, and two hands-on Science classes. After class spend time socializing!
"Doodle Art" is a class taught by a local published illustrator, teaching the fun and quirky ways to draw pictures. 
 
"Learn and Play Spanish" is a language immersed class full of songs and visual aids that teach us words we commonly use in our nature experiences. 
Mini "Ukulele" Classes will start off easy by teaching you the first few basic notes that are in practically every song. teach a few kid songs, and we will continue to progress from there! Bring along your own ukulele or borrow from a local library. 
"Yoga" and Mindful Nature Play Adventure is an interactive yoga class, children will explore their connection to themselves and nature through yoga and mindful play. Yoga poses and mindful activities will be inspired by what we find in our natural environment. The class will combine yoga, music, poetry, art and storytelling as we go on a Yoga Adventure together!
 
"Science Scholars" is hands-on Science classes that incorporate demonstrations, a read aloud, and concept-connecting crafts. Science classes will take place the second Monday of the month. This Summer, Sun Science and Rock Science will be the topics.