Earth Keepers After School Program

Earth Keepers After School Program

 After school program for nature enthusiasts at Forest View Elementary School and Piedmont Wildlife Center’s Leigh Farm Park Location

The Earth Keepers after school program teaches nature skills and concepts with a hands-on, experiential learning style. The program provides close mentoring and individual attention for every child, to help deepen their inborn sense of wonder for the world around them. Spending time outdoors has been linked to better performance in the classroom, encouraging a stronger connection to nature that can last a lifetime.

Activities include:

  • Using field guides, binoculars, microscopes, and other naturalist toolsPhoto08231058
  • Studying skulls & bones, tracks & signs, and animal adaptations
  • Using guides and folklore to identify and explore edible and medicinal plants and trees
  • Investigating ecological concepts like energy flow, indicator species, and interdependence
  • Practicing wilderness skills like fire making and fire safety, finding water, and building shelters
  • Getting to know local birds, including their anatomy, language, and habits
  • Creating a culture of honor and respect
  • Get into the mindset of animals, and many of the activities from our acclaimed camps

After school at PWC:

On Wednesdays from 3:30PM-5:30PM from October 12 to December 14

The cost will be $140 for 7 classes. (We will not run on early release days or holidays.)

Forest View Location:

Twice a week from 3:30PM-5PM (dates TBD, we have requested Mondays and Fridays) from October 10 to December 16

The cost will be $144 for 18 classes. For After School program students, the cost will be $117. (We will not run on early release days or holidays.)