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