Why a campus?
“Our campus is part of a larger national movement to reconnect children to nature and reawaken their interest in science,” says Markian Feduschak, Executive Director.
President Obama recently signed the “Great Outdoor Initiative” which encourages students to get outdoors and in Colorado, Lt. Governor O’Brien spearheaded the “Colorado Kids Outdoor Bill of Rights.” The Children’s Nature Network, spurred by the best-seller Last Child in the Woods, is also compiling research on the benefits of kids spending time in nature.
Through hands-on science education that takes place in nature, we are addressing academic achievement in science that has been on the decline in the United States. For this reason, our programs are closely aligned with the science curriculum in our district.