2019 Nature School


Monday & Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:30 PM



Nature School compliments online school programs, parent led homeschooling, and child directed learning for grades 1st – 5th. Although we are not a formal school, enrollment follows the Corvallis public school calendar.


Winter Session: Urban WILD, January 7 – March 13 

  • Learn scientific classification of local species
  • Understand how plants and animals are connected to our local watershed with mapping and GPS
  • Test soil and water for oxygen and pH while learning ways to build habitats, clean water, and create healthy soils
  • Engineer small habitat locations for wildlife like nest boxes and aquatic pools
  • Create educational posters to inform the public about helping wildlife


Spring Session: Wetland Cycles, April 1 – June 7

  • Learn about carbon and nitrogen cycles in air, plants, soils, animals
  • Investigate changes in temperature, rainfall & plant communities
  • Insect life cycles and connections with the food web

Nature School benefits students through:

  • small class sizes and mixed age groups
  • experienced educators and a place-based learning environment
  • nature based content across the curriculum (math, reading, writing, geography, art)
  • child-centered learning practices designed to meet state level and national sustainability standards.

STEAM Education:

Science: Classification, survival needs of local wildlife species

Technology: GPS devices, Water quality testing, Soil ph, oxygen and compaction testing Mapping and connecting open space.

Engineering: Creating habitat, Building habitat features like nest boxes and water pools, and habitats for clean water solutions

Art: Create wildlife habitat signs and build habitats for wildlife including nest boxes and clay rock water pools

Math:Surveys of local species, population graphs, classification percentages,Plot samples, and plant spacing

Cost: $400 for each 10 week session

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