Connecting to nature and inspiring wonder, an integral part of our philosophy, extends beyond classroom walls as we come together for Open Nature Day at Dutton Island Preserve on November 8th-9th. Families are invited to tent camp or come for the afternoon on November 8th.
Connecting with nature is vital to our overall health, happiness and well-being, and yet we can all relate to the commitments, responsibilities and lists that keep us from spending time outdoors. In today’s age of overpacked schedules and iPhones in our pockets, we have to be ever mindful of creating space for the simple joys in life: taking a walk on the beach, riding our bikes to the park, playing freely with our children.
Play, especially unstructured outdoor free-play, gives children the opportunity to experiment with life and with their own creative genius. It is an expression of gratitude for the gift of life.
One of the greatest gifts we can give our children (and ourselves) is this space- this wide open place to be.
So join us for Open Nature Day for no other purpose than to play, for the sheer joy of watching the birds take flight and being together in the carefree way that nature inspires!
(If you are passionate about creating more time for play, exploration and family downtime, check out the #BanBusy campaign.)