Nature Explore Classroom

If you truly love nature,
you will find beauty everywhere.
-Vincent Van Gogh

As a Certified Nature Explore School, it is a mission of Silver Spruce to bring the benefits of daily nature connections to childrens' lives.  Children have an innate sense of curiosity and wonder.  The natural world provides amazing opportunities for learning, creativity and discovery.  We believe that when children actively participate and experience their “outdoor classroom” they make connections and their learning comes alive. One of the things that makes Silver Spruce so special is our extensive vegetable, flower, and butterfly gardens, an onsite greenhouse and farm animals, as well as a specially designed, certified Nature Explore Classroom outdoor area.

Photo: The Muddy Kitchen area is always a student favorite!

The national Nature Explore Certification Program is research based and field tested. It recognizes schools that have made a commitment to providing outdoor classrooms and comprehensive programs to help children use the natural world as an integral part of learning. To learn more about the Nature Explore Program and Certification we invite you to visit their organization website at nature explore.org