what we believe
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Curiosity leads to learning
Children can't transform information until they understand it. Curiosity is the fastest route to inquiry.
Immersion builds connection
Adults should focus on helping children become immersed in their natural environment.
Children are natural scientists
They can understand, absorb, and appreciate scientific concepts that are presented in a way that sparks and fuels their innate curiosity.
Nature *is* Science
We believe a love of science and nature inherently go hand-in-hand.
Stories nurture learning
Living stories offer a natural learning path to introduce new ideas and concepts.
Engage and Hold Attention
All new concepts in Science Through Nature are introduced as living stories, with the intention of engaging and holding the child's learning experience.
Learning is more than worksheets
Learning is a lifestyle. It's more than just worksheets or traditional textbooks.
Love before saving
We believe children should fall in love with nature before they are charged with saving it.
Parents model behavior
We believe it is the responsibility of the parent to provide the experiences and habits that form a child's love of nature.
Preparing the soil.
"If facts are the seeds that later produce knowledge and wisdom, then the emotions and the impressions of the senses are the fertile soil in which the seeds must grow.
The years of early childhood are the time to prepare the soil."
- Rachel Carson
What method is this?
The best bits of all.
It's important for children to physically experience their world like Marie Montessori advised, connect with the natural world and internalize big ideas like Charlotte Mason emphasized, and learn important scientific concepts like Classical methods aim to do.
Love the earth. Then advocate.
The early programs of Science Through Nature do not place focus on environmentalism.
First and foremost, children must desire to save something before they take the necessary steps to do so.
That desire comes from experiencing the wonder of the natural world - from realizing that it is worth cherishing and protecting.
Let them first love nature and, as they grow and develop the ability to understand the myriad of issues facing the environment, they will inherently strive to protect it.