Outdoor Elementary Education: 

Forest Microschool 

Experience joy in learning through connection with nature!

Get outside and thrive!

Seeds of Love Collective

Seeds of Love Collective empowers teachers, families, and students to collaborate and support each other in developing holistic educational pathways in connection with nature. 

Open Wilderness Literacy & Science (OWLS) Outdoor Education Forest Microschool

The Bay Area Open Wilderness Literacy and Science (OWLS) forest microschool program facilitates a kind and safe community for children ages 6-11 to enjoy authentic, hands-on learning experiences outdoors 1, 2, or 3 days a week to cultivate community, friendships and joy in learning! 

Days Exploring Nature (DEN) Summer Program

The Days Exploring Nature (DEN) Summer Program facilitates a kind and safe community for children ages 6-12 to enjoy exploring nature 5 days a week within 2 week sessions to cultivate community, friendships, and joy in learning!

Expand Community

Be Kind & Safe

Appreciate Languages, Cultures and Neurodiversity

Play Cooperative Games

Team Work Makes the Dream Work 

Explore Nature

Consistent Sites: Camp Herms, El Cerrito; Tilden Nature Area, Berkeley

Summer 2024 Site: Wildcat Canyon, Richmond

Occasional Sites: Lake Anza, Berkeley; Oakland Zoo, Albany Bulb, Albany; Joaquin Miller, Oakland

Experience Joy

Morning Message/Meeting & Greetings

Sit Spot

Literacy Support

Skill Building

Roses, Buds, and Thorns

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