Fall 2016-2017 Nature School

It is never too late to join us! Registration stays open throughout the year!

Avery House offers nature education programs which are developed as an additive to homeschooling and other non-traditional schooling options. We are not a formal school. We offer flexible but consistent scheduling, small class sizes, experienced educators, and mixed age groups in a place-based learning environment. Our programs work well as an additive to other schooling options including online programs, parent lead homeschooling, and child directed learning. With a focus on nature based content we include math, reading, writing, literacy, geography, and the arts in order to create a well rounded experience. On any given afternoon you will find us turning over rocks, harvesting from our garden, or simply running through the park while we have fun learning from the world around us.

Monday – Thursday 12:30 – 3:30 PM

Class topics listed below by day.

Investigators Extension 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Extend your child’s afternoon with cooking, biking, art and fun with friends.



Monday – Nature Art and Math

Journey through the local ecosystem with hands on math concepts from complex shapes and symmetry to the Fibonacci sequence. Students will measure, add, subtract, problem solve and investigate how math ties into nature while creating personalized art projects using natural materials.

Tuesday – Words in the Wild

Focus on reading and creating poems and stories with nature as our guide. Students will read about and experience nature to inspire their writing journals and art. Whether your child loves to read or shys away from books, nature can captivate, engage and inspire a love of reading and writing!


Wednesday – Investigators

To understand the world around us we must learn to observe and study with all of our senses. Hands on with plants and wildlife discovering life and diverse ecosystems. Students will learn key problem solving skills, navigation, mapping, plants, animals, and the structure of local ecosystems.

Thursday – Scientist Experiments

We will explore chemistry, physics, and biology through creative experiments and projects. Students will learn to understand how to be scientifically minded by asking questions, testing theories, making observations and predicting outcomes.

 Learn more about Avery House Nature Center’s 8 Core Commitments! 

1 Day/Week: $92.50/Month
2 Day/Week: $185/Month
3 Day/Week: $277.5/Month
4 Day/Week: $370/Month
Investigators Extension: $6/Day
*There is a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee, due when you register. This fee goes directly to preschool art supplies and materials.
We strive to make our programs available to all. Funding is available this year through the charitable contribution from Many Hands Trading’s Day of Sharing. Please fill out this form BEFORE REGISTERING.
Any schedule changes require a 1 month notice. Payment is due for all programs the first week of each month a $5 late charge will be added after the first full week. A $35 bounced check fee will be applied to all checks that return as NSF. We follow the OSU schedule for Holidays and snow closure but with 2hr school district delays we run as normal. Credits will be give when or if we close for snow days.
You must fill out a Guardian Information and Medial Release one a year or if any information changes. You can do multiple children on each form and you only need one no matter how many programs you participate in.
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