South Sound Nature School

An invitation to anyone with a curious mind

Our Mission
Our mission is to create a safe and healthy opportunity for young people in the south sound to experience their natural environment. Our goal is to effectively pass academic, social, and wilderness survival skills onto children.

Our Experience
Naturalist educator Kevin “Porcupine” O’Malley has been leading and teaching educational walks with kindergarten through 8th grade home and elementary school children since 2004.  For more information, see Porcupine's biography on the 'About' page.

Science and Nature Studies
Science and Nature Studies Programs are designed to explore state curriculum goals and equally empower kids using hands-on, nature-based activities that engage all the senses. These programs are an adventure in exploring the natural world through the intellectual mind, intuition, physical body, and healthy connections using play, artful questioning, and scientific method.  We notice that there is a unique relationship to science and place through the intuitive and intellectual intelligences. Science and Nature Programs are offered once a month on Fridays and are geared toward getting children outside.  Most field trips will be held at Seward Park in Seattle and Seahurst Park in Burien.  Other special projects, programs, or sites are available upon request.

Further Reading

Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv, the author that coined the term "Nature Deficit Disorder."