Southern Utah Nature School
What is Nature School?
Is my child ready for Nature School?
What do you do to ensure safety?
Why are classes made up of mixed-age groups?
We might be used to children being divided by age in school and other activities, but there are actually many benefits for children in mixed-age groups. Younger children are able to watch and follow the examples of older children, while older children gain valuable leadership skills. With everyone at different ages and abilities, competitive feelings can be set aside, and children learn to recognize both their own strengths and those of their peers. Children also have the opportunity to remain in the same group for multiple years, fostering a deeper sense of belonging and community.
What should my child bring?
Children should come in comfortable, lightweight clothing that can get dirty, with closed-toed shoes and a hat. Please apply sunscreen and bug spray (optional) before they arrive. They should bring a backpack containing:
- water in a refillable water bottle
- a healthy and energizing snack
- an extra set of clothing (shirt, pants, underwear, socks)
- An extra layer (fleece or a jacket) in colder months