Southern Utah Nature School

Programs

Programs

Each Nature School class is filled with opportunities for children to explore, learn new skills, connect with their peers, think creatively, and experience the wonders of the natural world. Classes are fully outdoors, and each session’s activities are shaped by the natural events of the day and the interests and needs of the children. Small mixed-age groups create a close and caring community of learners and leaders who play, discover, and learn together.

Classes & Age Groups:

  • Wrens: Toddlers with Caregivers
  • Roadrunners: ages 3-6
  • Ravens: ages 7-12

Wrens: Toddlers with Caregivers

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Roadrunners: Ages 3-6 years

Tu/Th Summer Session

July 13-29

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-12pm

$120

Mathis Park, 1820 W Mathis Park Pl, St. George, UT

At SUN School Summer Sessions, kids can explore, craft, make new friends, and learn through direct experience with the natural world around them. Mathis Park gives us the perfect summer sanctuary, with plenty of shade, room to run, and the beautiful Santa Clara River to explore.

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Late Summer Adventures

August 17 – September 21

Tuesdays 9am-12pm

$120

Mathis Park, 1820 W Mathis Park Pl, St. George, UT

Summer is a magical time at SUN School, where kids can explore, craft, make new friends, and learn through direct experience with the natural world around them. Mathis Park gives us the perfect summer sanctuary, with plenty of shade, room to run, and the beautiful Santa Clara River to explore.

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2021-22 School Year

October – May

Morning Option:
Tues 9-11:30am at Tonaquint Park
$60 per month

Afternoon Option:
Tues/Thurs 12:30-3:30pm at Mathis Park
$70 per month for once a week
$130 per month for twice a week

This program meets at the same park from October through May, so the children can build lasting connections with their teachers and peers while building a relationship to the park and its wild inhabitants, seeing how they change over time and through the seasons. Each day is full of exploration, discovery, and imagination as we slow down, build connections, and experience the wonders of the natural world.

Morning Details and Enrollment

Afternoon Details and Enrollment

Ravens: Ages 7-12 years

 M/W Summer Session

July 12-28

Mondays and Wednesdays 9am-12pm

$120

Mathis Park, 1820 W Mathis Park Pl, St. George, UT

At SUN School Summer Sessions, kids can explore, craft, make new friends, and learn through direct experience with the natural world around them. Mathis Park gives us the perfect summer sanctuary, with plenty of shade, room to run, and the beautiful Santa Clara River to explore.

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Late Summer Adventures

August 18 – September 22

Wednesdays 9am-12pm

$120

Mathis Park, 1820 W Mathis Park Pl, St. George, UT

In SUN School Summer Adventures, kids join together to explore, craft, make new friends, and learn through direct experience with the natural world around them. Mathis Park gives us the perfect summer sanctuary, with plenty of shade, room to run, and the beautiful Santa Clara River to explore.

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2021-22 School Year

October – May

Morning options:
Mondays 9am-12pm at Pine View Park
Wednesdays 9am-12pm at Pioneer Park
$70 per month

After-School Option:
Fridays 2:30-5pm at Mathis Park
$60 per month

This program meets at the same park from October through May, so the children can build lasting connections with their teachers and peers while building a relationship to the park and its wild inhabitants, seeing how they change over time and through the seasons. Each day is full of exploration, discovery, and imagination as we slow down, build connections, and experience the wonders of the natural world.

Morning Details and Enrollment 

After-School Details and Enrollment

Upcoming Events

Nature School Open House

Saturday, August 7, 2021

10am-12pm

Mathis Park, 1820 W Mathis Park Pl, St. George, UT

Interested in Nature School? Looking for programs that will keep your kids active, inspire their curiosity, and build new friendships? Drop in to meet the teachers, view our outdoor classroom and learn about programs for ages 2-12 with SUN School!

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Nature School Open House

Thursday, August 12th

10am-12pm

Pine View Park (South Parking Lot), Churrea Dr, Washington, UT

Interested in Nature School? Looking for programs that will keep your kids active, inspire their curiosity, and build new friendships? Drop in to meet the teachers, view our outdoor classroom and learn about programs for ages 2-12 with SUN School!

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From Our Parents

“We were very fortunate to have Katherine as the lead teacher for four years of my daughter’s nature school. Her calm friendly demeanor makes her easily approachable. Her passion for and knowledge of the natural world, along with a commitment to child-led exploration and play, make her the perfect guide for a day outdoors.”
-Sara C., Parent

“My children spent 6 weeks of their summer with Katherine for the past 4 summers. Every day was the best day out in the woods. The children played for hours, explored endlessly, and learned much more than what was explicitly taught. Katherine taught us to be kind to everyone, yoga, poetry, to walk lightly on the earth and how to just be. She created the space for childhood to flourish in all of its glory. The kids would play in the dirt, climb trees, make forts, create art, act out plays, play endless hours of banana tag, and always have something interesting to show Ms. Katherine. Every time a child would say, “ Ms. Katherine I have something to show you or come see this, or what is this? she would have the same excited and inquisitive reaction. Every time. She would have the same smile and happy way about herself if it was pouring rain and oh so cold or if she was melting in the heat of the summer sun.  She was our mentor and guide as we adventured out in the rain, wind, sun, snow, cold, heat and whatever else nature brought our way. Katherine embodies what it means to be mindful, to be a steward, and to be connected to all living things.”
-April R., Parent

Want to know more about our programs?

Contact us today about class sizes, locations, and times.

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(435) 525-5511