Nature Explorers is an outdoor program for children ages 6-12 years old to explore the outdoors, in every season, on the beautiful 26-acre Palouse Nature Center.
Nature Explorers are a great group of kids who love exploring, observing, moving in, learning about, and caring for nature. Through exploration, learning, and movement in all seasons, we learn to understand and care for nature as we learn to be future leaders in the world.
Since September 2020, Nature Explorers have been thriving outside as they study the changing seasons, build shelters, run through obstacle courses, learn about team work, survival skills, fire building and much more.
Each day at Nature Explorers, children have the opportunity to explore 4 stations: the Nature Station, the Movement Station, the Maker Station, and the Free-play Station. Moments of reflection in nature journals are also offered daily.
Each month, professional guest speakers from the community will be invited to share their knowledge with the students, and students will participate in service projects at the Nature Center. Through the diverse activities and projects, Nature Explorers will also learn emotional intelligence skills and leadership skills.
Fall 2021 Enrollment Now Open!
We’re excited to introduce the expanded Nature Explorers program, which includes three different sessions.
After School Camps
Our camps have been such a hit with students and their families that we are now expanding Nature Explorers to Tuesday – Friday afternoons! Students have the option of riding a free bus from their school to the Nature Center. Tuesday – Thursday: 3-5pm, Friday 2:15-5:00pm
Moscow School District Professional Days
Join us for a safe and fun way to spend the afternoon at the Nature Center on the 7 days this school year when the schools are closed for professional training. 12:30-4:30pm
If you’re looking for a unique and educational addition to your homeschool environment, meet us at the Nature Center weekly on Wednesdays. 10:00am-2:00pm
For more information and to enroll your child, please contact Brooke Lowry, Nature Explorers Director, at email@example.com.
For safety: We are COVID-compliant with required masks worn always except for times when children are stationary and at least 6 feet apart. PCEI staff are 100% vaccinated. Hand sanitizing is scheduled between activities. All adults working with children–as per PCEI protocol–will have background checks completed and have a ratio of 2 adults per 10-16 children (depending on age).
What to bring: Since this program is conducted entirely outdoors, participating students are required to come each day with gloves, rain gear, a warm hat, extra socks, a hearty snack and a water bottle in their backpack.
If your registration for Nature Explorers has been accepted, you may pay your fee online using the PayPal button below (you do not need to have a PayPal account).
If you love kids, environmental education, and working part-time in a beautiful outdoor setting, we have just the job for you! Find out more at https://pcei.org/jobs/. We’d love to have you join our team!