The goals of this program are to:
Parents enrolling a student in this program are asked to volunteer as program helpers at least once per month. This is a key aspect of the program which serves many functions. In addition to helping us keep the cost low while providing ample adult supervision, this participation more importantly provides the means for us build a sense of community. By volunteering once a month, you'll be able to connect with other families in the program on a deeper level and, in turn, become more connected to the GROW community. Parent volunteers assist the program by helping students on the hike, assisting them in a simple gardening task, and providing supervision for free-choice nature time. Each of these activities offers you an opportunity to expand your own knowledge and skillset while also having fun with your child. Thank you in advance for your participation in this parent-involved model for our program.
Please note: This program is open to students as young as 3. However, only students age 5 and older are eligible to be dropped off for this program. Students younger than five will need to have a caregiver participate with them during Naturalist Class.