2019-2020 Nature School

 

For more information, please contact our Nature Program Coordinator at serene@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org

 

 

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.

 

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