Earth Keepers After School Program

Earth Keepers After School Program

 After school program for nature enthusiasts at various Durham Elementary Schools

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
  • Understanding our past by reading the history of the landscape, making and using ancient human tools, and learning heritage arts
  • 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

 

Current Earth Keepers Locations

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Creekside Elementary School -  January 28, 2014 – March 6, 2014

Forest View Elementary School - January 28, 2014 – March 13, 2014

Southwest Elementary School - January 27, 2014 – March 17, 2014