After School Overview
As the temperatures begin to slowly rise and the days grow slightly longer, there's only one thing to do when a school day comes to an end - go outside and PLAY! We will be taking to the forests of South Mountain Reservation this spring to celebrate a new season and observe nature coming back to life. Our spring explorers will follow their curiosity, listen to their imaginations, and EXPLORE! The possibilities are endless! Nature offers infinite opportunities for discovery - digging for earthworms, building magical forts, reading under the magnificent canopy of trees, and making new friends. Come join our exploration crew this spring!
A sample day at Outside School After School.
3:45 PM -
Gather and Greet
Gather and greet our Winter Warrior Crew! This may include a focused conversation about the landscape, observations on a nature specimen, studying maps of the local trails, or some creative movement. Our gathering circle will always end with our chant: "We are brave! We are strong! We are curious! We are Winter Warriors!"
4:00 PM - Walk to Base Camp
Nature walk to our Winter Warrior base camp. Along the way, we will collect specimens, notice changes in the landscape, and PLAY with nature!
4:15 AM - Explore. Play. Build.
After we set our exploration boundaries, the Winter Warriors will be free to explore, play, build, and create. We will also offer a time to sit and eat snack with our friends under the trees.
5:30 - Trek Back
Walk back to grown-ups using flashlights and chat about our observations and feeling about the afternoon's adventures! Until next week, Winter Warriors!