The experience of nature helps students develop critical thinking skills,and often provides a means for self expression. The staff at Warner Park Nature Center are gifted leaders and give our children a truly unique experience. At Westmeade we continue to introduce and support the program of sustainable living.
Students spend time learning about the wild areas that surround our campus in the various seasons. The experience of nature continues in our gardens and in our work to support birds and pollinators .
Warner Parks Nature Center
As we move toward becoming an Environmental/Sustainability Academy, you can explore what this might mean at several sites. Check out the sites
Westmeade in partnership with Warner Parks works to insure that students become young naturalists. Each grade level travels to Warner Park where the gifted people in the nature center guide their experiences.
Children spend time practicing being "quiet coyotes" so that they can be observant. They learn to saunter and not frighten wildlife, and then they record their experience.
Outdoor education in other countries kicks it up a notch from where we are right now! Check out this program in Finland which considers the forest to b a school in itself.