You Belong in Nature

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Natural Science and Ecological Literacy Learning Through:

Sensory Awareness, Systems Thinking, and Imagination

Kestrel offers place-based natural science and ecological literacy support for schools and youth groups. Students learn science through direct experiences in the local natural world, guided by expert instructors with flexible plans.

What we do: Our staff custom designs classroom and field experiences to support K-8 science curriculum. Through authentic field ecology study, students gain an understanding of the plants, animals, soil, and weather on the land near their school. We conduct real science in the real world. Investigations, engaging projects and skill building excite students about science and about the natural world.

Our Unique Vision and Teaching Style: We believe in building a better and more sustainable world through excellent, student – centered natural science education. Our professional instructors guide students in developing the abilities to make and share original discoveries and understand complex natural systems. Please click here for more details on how we are different from other ecology and outdoor education programs.

Ecological Systems Learning Through Story Creation: Click here to learn more about this.

You Belong: We don’t believe it’s possible or desirable to leave no trace in nature. We believe we are all part of an interconnected system. We teach children that they should wander, explore, touch, imagine, and live in the natural world.

At Kestrel, you belong in nature.

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