An essential part of our mission is to bring nature and sensory practices to children, schools and families in the Adirondack Park.
Nature Sensory-based Learning can facilitate children's learning, provide new life skills, encourage more time out of doors and a closer relationship with nature to foster lasting culture change and reduce addiction to technology.
Nature Sensory-based Learning is a wellness practice that focuses on utilizing all of our five external senses to develop a deeper, more intimate relationship with nature. There are many ways in which we benefit: Directed Attention Restoration, greater sense of relaxation, relief from anxiety, a more positive attitude and a stronger immune system. More than two decades of studies in Japan and around the world document the essential health benefits of spending time in nature, as well as re-greening our indoor spaces.
Because Nature Sensory-based Learning has an important contribution to make to the mental health and overall wellbeing of teachers and their students, grades 1 to 12, we provide workshops, tools and support to introduce Nature Therapy into the curriculum of your school.
Our services include:
Nature Sensory Immersions as a way to introduce teachers to the practice tailored to the needs of each school, grade, group size, and available time.
Teacher Workshops that provide skills, tools and information on how to bring Nature Sensory-based Learning into their own lives and the lives of their students’.
Nature Sensory-based Learning Activities Kit (Currently being developed) for elementary teachers to introduce Nature Sensory-based Learning into a classroom setting. Educators ourselves, we understand that your schedule is already full. This tool will make it easy for you to lead Nature Sensory-based experiences with your students, indoors and outdoors. Included will be outdoor and indoor 5 to 15 minute nature sensory-based activities. Middle school and high school activity kits will be developed next.
Student Nature Sensory-based Immersions as a way to introduce your students to the practice, tailored to the needs of each school, grade, group size, and available time.
Teacher Support through email, phone or consultation.
Additional Workshops and Immersion Programs that can be tailored to your schools and teachers’ needs to deepen teachers Nature Sensory-based Learning skills and knowledge, tailored to the needs of each school, grade, group size and available time.
We welcome the opportunity to collaborate to bring Nature Sensory-based Learning to schools in the Adirondack Park.