Children today spend increasing amounts of their time engaged in indoor (and often screen-focused) activities. This results in a “nature deficit” for many of our kids who enjoy less time interacting with nature and miss opportunities to benefit from the positive developmental impacts of time spent outdoors in a natural setting.
Offering natural education classes, spring and summer camp offerings, and a nature-based preschool, the new Grō Natural Education Space at Long Park is a truly unique indoor/outdoor learning environment. The greatest education asset of this facility lies in the 230 acres of parkland and 4.5+ miles of trails surrounding the repurposed building, including outdoor classroom and activity areas.
Our Grō programs give children the opportunity to connect with, explore and learn through interaction with the natural world, harnessing the physical, emotional, social and academic benefits associated with outdoor play.
What do animals do when the seasons change? They adapt, migrate, or hibernate! Come join us as we discover animal behaviors through experiments, crafts, games, songs, and exploration. Children need to bring: extra shoes and clothes, a jacket or raincoat, snack, lunch, and water. Both outdoor and indoor classroom settings.
Come join us as we fly to another world to experience some of the world’s most interesting birds. This class will soar to new heights as we learn about amazing birds while we read books, play games, conduct experiments, and complete crafts.
Use your imagination as we discover the wonders of big animals. This class will dive deep into the wild with special focus on lions, tigers, bears, and other large mammals with stories, games, experiments, and crafts.