Noticing Nature: A FREE Community Class for heightening Nature Awareness
Each week, “Noticing Nature” will focus on one of the five senses, and we’ll practice waking up that sense to notice the natural world around us. The one-hour class will start in the GUS greenhouse, where children will engage in activities to focus their senses, such as looking for things that are hidden, listening to recorded bird calls, and experiencing different smells. Each class will also include a guided walk on the GUS nature trail, where we’ll heighten our senses and discover as much as possible. The class will end with the group telling the story of the day, sharing what we noticed with our senses and learning a few activities the children can practice throughout the week to keep their senses sharp.
Awareness of the natural world around us helps build connection to nature, and also teaches us how to be present and aware of ourselves and how we move through the world. Our storytelling approach and use of dramatic voices and movement encourage even the youngest children to participate.
- Dates and Times: Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., November 8th, November 15th, November 29th, December 6th, and December 13th. Please note, there is no program on November 22nd.
- Ages: 3.5 to 5
- Price: FREE
- Location: GUS campus greenhouse, at 74 Hart Street, in Beverly Farms
- To Register: Join us for all five dates or drop in for dates that fit your schedule. Register, to let us know you’re coming or drop in as available. Click here to register.