Class Information & Registration

Wonder Walks will offer five 12-week classes this fall. There is an overview of each below. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Cost: Prices for individual course listings are with descriptions below. SLIDING SCALE PAYMENT AVAILABLE. My goal is to get the kids outside and I will work with you to make that happen. Please just contact me 😊

Family Pricing: Add $10 for 1 sibling in the same class. For siblings in different classes, a half price discount will apply for the younger age group.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS Please contact me with special circumstances or questions. I am open to working with you to make it work 😊

Please feel free to pay via PayPal at katieannboyle2010@gmail

1. DISCOVERY WALKS
Ages: 2 years old – 4 years old
Day: Mondays
Time: 10 a.m – 11: 15 a.m. (new time!)
Place: Classes will be held on the Whirlpool Trails (click here for directions).
Cost: $150 (pay through PayPal or contact me for payment options when registering)
Dates: September 6th – November 22nd

These hikes are designed for our smallest walking naturalists! Moving at a slow pace, we will explore the sights, sounds, smell and feel of the natural world. Students will practice scientific investigations and witness how animal and plant life cycles develop through the spring season. This class is a sensory journey and an introduction to animal and plant life. Adult Participation Required.

2. ADVENTURE HIKES 

Ages: 5 years old – 7 years old
Day: Tuesday
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Place: Classes will be held on the Whirlpool Trails (click here for directions).
Cost: $150 (pay through PayPal or contact me for payment options when registering)
Dates: September 7th – November 23rd

Kids at this age are full of energy and ideas and curiosity. Wonder Walks is an outlet to meet all of these needs, all while getting fresh air and exercise. Activities include:

  • Nature art and crafts
  • Imaginative play
  • Reading Aloud and Storytelling
  • Fairy House Buildings
  • Obstacle Course
  • Magical Tea Party
  • Face Painting                                                                                                                                                                                           

And of course they will learn all sorts of interesting and amazing information about our local plants and wildlife! This is a drop-off class but parents are also always welcome!                                   

3. FAMILY EXPLORER WALKS 
Ages: All ages!
Day: Saturdays
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $175/one child $10 each additional child (pay through PayPal or contact me for payment options when registering)
Place: Classes will be held on the Whirlpool Trails (click here for directions).
Dates: September 4th – November 20th

Make a commitment today to spend more time outdoors with your whole family. We will move slowly, with a mix of activities that will help you connect with the natural world and each other! Some examples:
* Introduction to local plant and animal life
* Fire building
* Wild edibles
* Nature crafts and art
* Hiking
* Story telling
* Wildlife tracking
* Basic orienteering

By the end of this class, you and your family will be very familiar with these trails and you will able to navigate them anytime. Adult Participation Required.

3. FOREST SCHOOL
Ages: 7 years old – 9 years old
Day: Saturdays
Time: 1 – 3pm
Cost: $225 (pay through PayPal or contact me for payment options when registering)
Place: Classes will be held on the Whirlpool Trails (click here for directions).
Dates: September 4th – November 20th
Forest School will introduce students to basic scientific study in the natural world.
Students will practice:
* Scientific investigations of local flora and fauna
* Classifying plant and wildlife
* Using their senses to more fully explore and understand the natural world
* Using simple tools to enhance observations
* How to develop questions and predictions, based on observations and patterns
* Conduct simple experiments to answer questions
* Wildlife tracking
* Basic orienteering
There will also be time for art projects, storytelling and songs! This is a drop off class

4. FOREST SCHOOL II 

Ages: 10 years old – 12 years old
Day: Sundays
Time: 1 – 3pm
Cost: $225 (pay through PayPal or contact me for payment options when registering)
Place: Classes will be held on the Whirlpool Trails (click here for directions).
Dates: September 5th – November 21st
Forest School will introduce students to basic scientific study in the natural world.
Students will practice:
* Scientific investigations of local flora and fauna
* Classifying plant and wildlife
* Using their senses to more fully explore and understand the natural world
* Using simple tools to enhance observations
* How to develop questions and predictions, based on observations and patterns            *Conduct simple experiments to answer questions
* Wildlife tracking
* Basic orienteering
There will also be time for art projects, storytelling and songs! This is a drop off class

5. ADVANCED FOREST SCHOOL                                             Ages: Pre-teen (age range flexible)
Day: Friday
Time: 4:20 – 5:30 (New Time!)
Place: Classes will be held on the Whirlpool Trails (click here for directions).
Cost: $180 (pay through PayPal or contact me for payment options when registering)
Dates: September 3rd – November 19th

In this class, we will focus on learning five new plants per week, including common and scientific names. By the end of the class, they will have learned at least 50 trees and plants that are common to this area. We will include practice of forest reflections and meditation. We will also challenge these pre-teens to work together in engineering and survival challenges, including bridge, shelter and fire building and identifying edible and medicinal plants. We will also incorporate art, music and literature focused on the natural world.

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Register with the contact form. Please include class name, number of children, name/s and age/s. Thanks!

Payment: Payment accepted with cash, check or Paypal at katieannboyle2010@gmail.com

An important note: Participants will have fun and will get DIRTY! Please click here for more information about how you and your child can prepare for these classes!

Questions? Use the contact form below.

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