Been wishing for a PART-TIME option at WBNS?
Try our Enrichment Program!
Ages: 5-7 K-2nd | Days: Available Mondays & Wednesdays | Time: 9:30am-1:30pm | Cost: Just $35 per day
*Each group attends the weekly "Special Class", Forest Time, Lunch, and an Enrichment Activity
for a rich taste of life at Woodson Branch Nature School!
CURRENT SPECIALS CLASSES
FALL BLOCK: AUGUST 27-NOVEMBER 12
Unit: Hand-work which includes finger knitting, weaving, leatherwork, natural dying, and more!
SPRING BLOCK: FEBRUARY 4 - APRIL 15
Unit: 2-Dimensional Design which includes drawing and painting with color mixing and more!
SUMMER BLOCK: MAY 6 - JUNE 24
Unit: 3-Dimensional Design which includes sculpture, building, woodworking and more!
Our Agriculture Program incorporates the world of plants and animals in harmony. At WBNS we are a "teach" and "feed" site designed to guide students in the art of learning to feed oneself as a means to feed the entire community. We learn all about where our food comes from, how to grow it in a wide vairety of spaces, how to harvest and prepare it for consumption, and share the bounty with our neighbors in need. The seasonal blocks are the same as the Art blocks above. A more detailed layout of the included topics will be ready in August.
9:30am -10am Centering & Group Time
10am-10:30am Specials Class
10:30pm-11:30pm Enrichment Activity
12:00pm - 1:30pm Forest Time
DESCRIPTION OF DAILY HAPPENINGS
Enrichment students join the full curriculum students for Specials classes which are taught by our expert elementary Art and Agriculture teachers. This is wonderful time to learn some new concepts in the subject area, as they learn about who they are in a group setting and without the pressure of assessment. It's all about the journey!
We eat lunch altogether at noon each day. This is a fantastic time for Enrichment students to make connections with the full curriculum students as they share a meal together. Lovely, delicious and nutritious lunches are prepared and offered each day by Ja & Liesl for just $5.
Enrichment students break off from the whole school group for an extension project that is designed to enhance the Specials Class lessons of the day. Each age group has an Enrichment Teacher who will accompany them through their day and prepare these thoughtful projects. This is a wonderful time where they build their group community and make deeper connections to the content of their Special Class.
Students will have time experiencing the 20 acres of pristine woods with multiple hiking trails and creeks with endless waterfalls, learning about forestry, trail maintenance, plant and tree identification, creek care and pooling, animal tracking, and woods shelters.