The overarching goal of Outdoor Life Learners is to foster the next generation of environmental stewards by providing nature-immersion programs for children of all ages. Here at Outdoor Life Learners we believe young, developing minds need sunlight, fresh air and dirt in copious amounts and on a daily basis. Further, we believe children learn best through free, unstructured and spontaneous play. Our educational program offerings are designed with this winning formula at their core: nature + free play = life long learners who will never lose their innate curiosity for life, awe of the natural world and passion for exploration and experimentation.
"The consideration of out-of-door life, in developing a method of education, comes second in order; because my object is to show that the chief function of the child--his business in the world during the first six or seven years of his life--is to find out all he can, about whatever comes under his notice, by means of his five senses; that he has an insatiable appetite for knowledge got in this way; and that, therefore, the endeavour of his parents should be to put him in the way of making acquaintance freely with Nature and natural objects; that, in fact, the intellectual education of the young child should lie in the free exercise of perceptive power, because the first stages of mental effort are marked by the extreme activity of this power; and the wisdom of the educator is to follow the lead of Nature in the evolution of the complete human being."
The Other STEM Workshop Series
OLL's hands-on, project-based experiences in the Woods, facilitated by our amazing Guest Mentors, who also happen to
be local small business owners. Please check back regularly for updates on dates, themes and details on new Guest Mentors!
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Friends of Outdoor Life Learners
-a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting mental health through interaction with the natural environment.
We are so proud to call Amberations OUR Nature Home. Currently all of our weekly Nature Immersion Programs take place at this magical location.
“Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature.”
―Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder