EdenAcres Environmental Education
Fostering the development of the whole child through emergent, child-centered learning through play, exploration, and discovery in the natural world.
Exploring the academic subjects using nature as our classroom.
WHAT: A nature immersion experience that builds confidence and leadership, provokes a sense of awe and stewardship while having fun learning and exploring out of doors. Enrollment options for children 5-12.
WHERE: Outdoors at two different locations! Duncan Farm, 54303 NW Old Wilson River Road, Gales Creek; and EdenAcres Forest School Campus, 16528 NW Johnson Road, Hillsboro.
WHO: Kids ages 6-12. Small, mixed-age classes, taught by experienced nature educators.
WHEN: September 2021 - May 2022. Enroll in 1, 2, 3, or 4 days/week. Monday - Thursday.
Nature Immersion for Children Ages 5, 6, 7
At EdenAcres Forest Kindergarten, we celebrate that children learn through hands-on and minds-on experiences. Each day our educators provide opportunities for your child to select, explore, and practice skills. What may look like “just play” to an adult is a child actively learning. At Forest kindergarten through a balance of play, exploration, and instructor-led games and activities, children develop problem-solving skills, self-regulation, and language, social and motor skills.
We envision a world that cares for the Earth and its people, is equitable, and exists within the limits of the ecosystems that provide for our needs. We understand that fostering environmental literacy will help us to realize that vision. Ecological literacy and having a connection to place will be key components to creating a sustainable future for all. There are many access points to addressing a changing climate, to increasing academic achievement, and improving the lives of children and families. We have chosen education as our focal point because we believe that education is the means by which we pass culture from one generation to the next.
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering learners of all ages to leave our Earth a little better than we found it.