Those of you who have been attending our summer programming over the years may have noticed a difference in one of our programs for this summer. We moved our 4-7 year old Nature program from noon to nine.
We made the decision to move our program to earlier in the day thanks to helpful input and suggestions from parents and youth who attended the summer program last year. This move in time helped beat some of this famous Nevada heat this year!
Our Nature @ Nine program is geared for 4-7 year olds but is open to anyone who would like to participate. Each lesson includes games, songs, a book, and a craft. For nine weeks throughout the summer months Nevada Outdoor School comes to eight different locations throughout Nevada to deliver these Nature @ Nine lessons! The areas serviced this year are Elko, Spring Creek, Carlin, Wells, Winnemucca, Imlay, Paradise Valley and Battle Mountain.
Each week is a new nature based topic. Some topics have included; worms, butterflies, dinosaurs, habitats, birds, flowers, and animal tracks! One of the more popular lessons was our worm lesson! Youth got to learn all about worms; how they move, what they eat, and why they are important. Youth also got to explore, hold, and pet a real worm! At first many were nervous to hold the worm but by the end of the lesson, most students were holding and touching the worms. It was fun to see all the different reactions and watch as youth giggled, laughed and explored!
If you haven’t had a chance to make it to one of our N@N programs yet, don’t worry! We still have one more week of fun activities until summer is over! Our last week is August 15th-18th and we look forward to seeing YOU there!