Violet jumping off the plank at Seahurst Park

Monthly Science & Nature

Seahurst Monthly Science & Nature Program Thursday’s 9:30-1:30 6-9 yrs
Seahurst Monthly Science & Nature Program
Friday’s 10:00-2:00 6-10 yrs
Seahurst Monthly Teen Science & Nature Program Thursday’s 9:00-2:00 10-16 yrs

All Programs Start Sept 2019

About the Program

Our experienced instructor Porcupine will guide kids on a wilderness adventure in observation and exploration of the natural world.  Our goal is to give children a positive experience outside that they will remember for a lifetime.  All of our programs employ a very effective educational technique called “Coyote Mentoring”.  This progressive teaching style practices artful questioning, being present, encourages creativity, and fosters imagination.  In our intellectual learning-journey we will study the plants and animals of the Seward and Seahurst Parks where we'll learn naturalist skills such as journaling, plant and animal identification, and animal tracking.

Free-play and less competitive games is a great way for our group to have loads of fun together.  Nature Connection and Awareness will be practiced fully but an equally important part will be respecting each other and creating a social atmosphere of respect and positive communication in our small community.

Each monthly program has a different science and a seasonal nature focus and instructors will meet the kids needs on their terms. Nature is always providing different mysteries, navigating educationally to an emerging subject that we will observe and explore. 

Go to Youth Programs to register for each class!

Unschooling Seattle & our Emergent Curriculum

The emergent curriculum program is designed for those Seattle area homeschool and unschooled children that are ready to be present and aware in our environment. This is both a scientific and intuitive adventure in exploring the natural world and its mysteries as they pop up in our learning journey. Striking a balance  between hands on science & not knowing the next mystery allows us to slow down enough to notice and study tracks and signs and even see elusive animals. One of our main focuses will be to interpret natural history and reflect upon our findings. Asking broad questions about ecology and nature for example, Why are all the trees deciduous?  Which critters live here?