About the Nature Immersion Program
The program is FREE! An educator will visit the early learning centre or kindergarten classroom on a bi-weekly basis (approximately 3 visits per centre), and each session lasts anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours. The program takes place primarily outside in a natural space close to the childcare centre or school (weather permitting).
The staff are encouraged to participate alongside the kids in the activities and should be properly dressed for the weather and be prepared to go outside (weather permitting). The activities that take place at a Nature Immersion program are unique to each location and the participants’ interests. Our Nature based program is designed to inspire a love for nature and help connect children with their natural surroundings.
An example of a session may include the following:
- Playing nature themed games and having fun that comes with being spontaneous, getting dirty, doing activities with natural materials (leaf printing, nest building, bug hotels, etc.…).
- It might also include an exploration of their outdoor site to find some living things and investigate some of their adaptations, create land-art, tree identification, learn about seeds, track creatures and wrapping up with a sit spot to listen to the sounds around them or a nature themed story that ties the session together.
We are currently looking for schools, child care centres, and other groups that would like to have Wild Child Nature Immersion visit.
Please note that we have limited capacity to run Nature Immersion visits as this program is funded by generous donations from individuals, community groups, charitable donations, and funding applications.
We are extremely grateful to Alberta Ecotrust Foundation for funding the 2019 Nature Immersion visits!
Please visit the Contact Us page to request a visit.