Welcome to Sprouting Roots
Micro School Naturalist Program
Participate in Project-based and environmental-related lessons that are engaging and fun; all the while weaving in epic primitive living skills and natural history education!
We will offer a vast education outdoors, immersing students in a learning environment, in ways that traditional models can’t. With a whole- child-led focus, students become invested in their education and foster a lifelong relationship with the land, their mentors and classmates, and the community. Here students are supported to push their own boundaries through safe mentor led supported risks, thereby teaching them independence, confidence, resilience, and perseverance. By offering more in an outdoor environment, allows children to develop a strong sense of self and a natural love of science, creativity, writing, and more. In this design children are naturally accessing their whole imaginations, incorporating their whole focus, all the while growing into amazing earth stewards.
We are working with our professional and lay leaders to take a balanced and active approach to our micro school planning while following the County Guidelines. As we have seen throughout this period, the situation continues to evolve at such a rapid pace.
Please trust, we will continue to follow the SC Guidance of stable groups, offering 6 week rotation for students, children in the same household can be in the same group whenever possible, symptom screening before camp, clear and concise hygiene protocol and plenty of room and outdoor safe space to have for each child. You may read more on FAQ page
Connection. Interaction. Response.
Cultivating children's love of learning thorough wonder, diversity, and the power of nature connection, promoting encounters that highlight our interconnectedness with our fragile and beautiful earth!
Core subjects include:
Naturalist History Studies Reading, writing, life and earth sciences, taxonomy, and history.
Plants and Botany Life sciences, ethnobotany, nutrition, and food science.
Wildlife Tracking Ecology, wildlife, empathy, pattern recognition, and mapping.
Forest Craft Handcraft, materials selection, and sustainable harvesting.
Ecology Biology, the scientific method, and local ecosystems..
Ornithology (birds) Species identification through visual and auditory means.
Social Tracking Team leadership, presentation, community skills, and ethics.
Silent Movement Stealth skills, balance, physical health.
Here is our general list of our exciting plans as we follow the seasons out on the land:
Stewardship education, connecting us to the earth, the food we eat and ecological harvesting
Nature Awareness skills to strengthen our connection to our world
Primitive skills useful for the explorer
Nature Journaling and Science investigations and Writing with nature; discovering the beauty around us
For more information on How we teach click here
BEan In Nature: Nature Classes & Outdoor Things To Do In The Bay Area!