Nature as Teacher Program

A New School Program Offered in 2014 by BackYard Nature Center

The basic premise of the Nature as Teacher (NaT) program is to have students utilize their nearby natural habitat to supplement their classroom learning experience. The curriculum subject matter could include science, math, art, writing and poetry, and history, with the learning focus on inter-disciplinary problem-solving and critical thinking. The NaT program involves the use of ecologists, curriculum specialists, and stewards all assisting teachers to design learning experiences that are in sync with the curricular guidelines of the teachers and their respective school districts. BYNC coordinates all the resources and logistical issues to bring the NaT Program to fruition. The Program also provides the students the opportunity to broaden their understanding and reach a deeper appreciation for their natural environment. The benefits are limitless.

For further information about the Nature as Teacher program, contact BackYard Nature Center at bync@backyardnaturecenter.org