The NeighbourWood



"May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worms & spiderlings.
Children who sense the rose needs the thorn & run
into rainswept days the same way they turn towards sun..."


- Nicolette Sowder




A program for youth aged 4 to 10 years where they explore the nature in their own schoolyards through discovery, play, & hands-on learning


Program Goals and Outcomes

Foster environmental stewardship and global citizenship from an early age

Cultivate a sense of wonder, exploration and discovery through experiential learning in nature

Develop compassion and empathy needed to become good world citizens and stewards of the Earth

Improve social skills, self-determination, and academic skills





Benefits of outdoor and environmental education:

 

 

Improved critical thinking skills

 

Increased attention

 

Increased positive attitudes towards science

 

Increased self confidence

 

Increased civic engagement

 

Promotion of inclusion

 

Can address social and environmental justice issues