• CONNECT WITH RRELC

Nature School Program

Connecting with nature is crucial for little (and big!) people, which is why we have woven elements of the nature school curriculum in to our program at Red River ELC.

Each week during the spring, summer and fall months (and whenever possible in the winter months as well) we take a trip to the woods to explore in the water, observe insects, develop our gross motor skills through running and climbing, and hone our creativity through construction and play with natural materials.

“An indoor (or backseat) childhood does reduce some dangers to children; but other risks are heightened, including risks to physical and psychological health, risk to children’s concept and perception of community, risk to self-confidence and the ability to discern true danger” ― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder