Wauhatchie School

Forest school

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Forest School

Wauhatchie School and Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center are establishing a unique outdoor learning experience for homeschool students aged 7-12 located on Reflection Riding’s 317 acres.  Classes will be held August through May, and are hands-on, integrating writing, literature, math, science, history, and the arts. 

Students will have opportunities to:

·      Collect data, using the STEM and GLOBE models, for NOAA and other national research   organizations

·      Participate in canoe–building and canoe trips, outdoor bush crafting and survival skills, animal identification and tracking, nature arts and crafts,         occasional overnight camps, and family weekend adventures

·      Train to become Junior Naturalists for Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center

Forest School Sessions and Fees

T/Th                1:00-4:00        $220 monthly             

M/W         1:00-4:00         $220 monthly

 (Monthly tuition with a 10-month commitment)

  • Maximum of 40 students per session (students will be divided into two groups per session)
  • 10% discount for each additional child from the same family.
  • An additional hourly fee is charged for pick-up after 4:15.
  • The tuition includes all class materials (journals and art supplies and other items).
  • Classes may not be paid for individually. There are no refunds for classes missed (unless a scheduled class is cancelled.)
  • Tuition Payment: Tuition may be paid monthly, or the total year’s tuition may be paid in advance. 
  • Monthly payments are due the first of each month, with the first month’s amount paid in advance.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be due at the contract signing (see details in the enrollment process.)

Daily Schedule

  • 1:00-3:00 students will participate in facilitated field experiences
  • 3:00-4:00 students will participate in self-directed/exploratory learning at various Forest School sites on the property
  • In case of severe weather conditions, classes will be moved indoors.

Benefits to Students

  • Hands-on inquiry-based learning
  • Learning naturally outdoors
  • Interdisciplinary learning with writing, math, science, history, and a focus on art in nature
  • Classes facilitated by professional naturalist/educators
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively to create, problem solve, support one another, dream of a bigger and better world
  • Nature Journals: Each student will record in their journals what they learn with drawings, data collections, creative and expository writing, personal reflections, and questions to research.

 

orest school curriculum

More details will be posted soon for the 2018-19 school year.