Nature Explorers 2023 Enrollment Now Open!
Nature Explorers fall session runs on Fridays from September 8th to November 17th, and the cost is $225. Enrollment is now open—please email Brooke Lowry at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll. We look forward to spending time in nature with your child(ren)!
About Nature Explorers
Nature Explorers is an all-outside program designed to get kids ages 6-12 learning, moving, and exploring all the seasons at the 26-acre Palouse Nature Center! Since September 2020, Nature Explorers have been exploring the outdoors, studying the changing seasons, learning about the Palouse, building shelters, learning about team work, practicing survival skills like fire building, and much more! School buses now deliver to Nature Explorers for free from all Moscow schools when pre-arranged.
Each day at Nature Explorers, students are invited to explore four foci: nature, movement, creation, and free-play. Students are invited to record their findings in their nature journals and also get opportunities to participate in hands-on service projects, learn emotional intelligence, natural consequences, self-monitoring skills, and leadership skills.
Our Mission: Nature Explorers are a great group of kids who love exploring the PCEI Nature Center in all its amazing seasons. We learn to care about the Palouse and the environment through observation, movement, group games, and hands on exploratory learning. Through our connection to place, we practice being future leaders in the world.
The standard fee for PCEI programs is $10/hour/child. Nature Explorers does have tuition assistance available for all families upon request. Because our aim is a high-quality program with equity for all – and to facilitate as many kids as possible to get outside – we aim to work with your family to make it possible for your child to attend. Sibling discounts of 25% are available. Just ask about our tuition assistance so your child can join us at Nature Explorers!
PCEI staff are 100% COVID vaccinated. All adults working with children–as per PCEI protocol–have background checks completed and have a ratio of 2 adults per 10-14 children (depending on age).
We base our program off of the Scandinavian saying “there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” Since this program is conducted entirely outdoors, participating students are required to come each day with clothing appropriate for the weather of the day. It is the responsibility of the child’s guardians to send them with clothes and provisions to enable them to participate fully in the planned programs for the day. For example, on a rainy day, gloves, rain gear, a warm hat, extra socks, a hearty snack, and a water bottle are required.
Registration and Payments
If you have questions about registering for our program, please email Brooke Lowry directly at email@example.com.
Payments for Nature Explorers can be received in person at the Nature Center or online using the Pay Now button below.
We look forward to seeing you at the Nature Center!