Nature-Based Education

In The Outdoor Classroom

Take Root Education offers nature-based, holistic education, and enrichment programs for the South Florida Homeschooling community.

Explore, Discover & Learn OUTDOORS!

Learn in the outdoor classroom. Nature is YOUR Teacher. 

Natural Areas & Parks
South Florida
Nature's Classroom
Greynolds Park
N. Miami
Forest Classroom
Bonnet House
Ft. Lauderdale
Forest Classroom
Mizell State Park
Hollywood Beach
Coastal Classroom

Outdoor Learning allows for better health – fresh air, physical activity and safe distancing.  Nature as the backdrop to the Outdoor Classroom inspires curiosity, discovery and awareness of our environment – teaching how we each have a role and a place. 

Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines and Adaptations. Learning will take place in our outdoor classrooms. There will be small groups of no more than 8 kids and their teacher/guide. All groups will be adequately supervised and will follow safety guidelines and protocol. All staff are screened and trained. All locations are protected and beautiful.

Each unique program is developed for the learning community – homeschoolers, individuals, groups and families; as well as small private schools and groups.

NATURE EXPERIENCE!

Take Learning OUTSIDE!  There is no better classroom than the great outdoors!  With trees, butterflies, and birds as the backdrop, the WHOLE child will be developed and a love for learning nurtured. 

OUTDOOR LEARNING Nature Education, Exploration and Play is vital to the well-being of our children and society as a whole.  Being outdoors surrounded by nature lowers our heart rates, alleviates stress, and offers opportunities for better physical health.

Free-play…outdoors, in a group, teaches problem-solving, team-work and conflict resolution.  Learning about our environment teaches us understanding, respect and tolerance.  Through outdoor learning and play we gain a Sense of Place and understand our natural role in the world, as well as our relationship to all organisms around us.

Life-learners, small schools, homeschoolers, un-schoolers…enhance your lives, your studies, your curriculum.  The Take Root team creates and inspires with quality, experiential education – integrating nature studies, science, fine-arts, and recreation to create a well-rounded holistic nature program.

EXPERIENCE NATURE!

TAKE ROOT and GROW…Our programs are designed to enrich and enhance the lives and experiences of the participants.  Plant the seed.

TAKE ROOT PROGRAMS…

Nature MicroSchool – Treehouse Learning

Head, Heart & Hands!
Nature Microschool = Nature Exploration + Learning Fun for Homeschoolers!

Treehouse Learning uses a creative, holistic, earth-based method of learning – inspired by pedagogies such as Waldorf & Montessori.  This unique MicroSchool program provides the best of all worlds – Academic Enrichment and Outdoor Experience for your homeschoolers

Treehouse Learning – Dade – N. Miami – Greynolds Park

*Program varies based on location, follow links above for more details.

Nature Homeschool – Nature Seekers

Wet Feet, Dirty Hands, Full Heart!  Get Outside!

Through experiential activities, outdoor exploration, and OODLES of PLAY, the Nature Seekers discover Florida’s beauty and wildlife while getting to know themselves and each other. 

Sign up for one day or more of nature exploration and experience!  Combine Nature Seekers with Treehouse Learning to further enhance your Life-Learning & Homeschooling Curriculum. Nature Seekers happens in both Broward & Dade.

*Program varies based on location, follow this link for more details.

Ocean Seekers

Salty Air, Sunny Skies & Sandy Toes!  Study by the Sea!

Integrating hands-on observation and data collection with experiential exploration and discovery, the Ocean Seekers Program enlivens curiosity and delight in children who are interested in the sea and its life within. Ocean Seekers happens in Broward one day a week.

*Program varies from others, follow this link for more details.

Little Seekers

Play, Sing & Move!  Love Nature!

The Little Seekers learn about themselves, each other, their world while developing and appreciation for Nature. The Little Seekers day is made up of play, songs, stories, building and creating. Little Seekers gather in both Broward & Dade. Holistic Nature Program for children age 4, minimal limited hours only.

*Program varies from others, follow this link for more details.

In the Field

ECO Field Adventures! ECO – Every Child Outside!
ECO Family

ECO Family Explorers Class &  ECO Family Field Trips – Explore with the family.  Discover Florida’s beauty, understand its ecology, and visit its ecosystems.

*All adventures are on hold due to Covid-19.

 
ECO for School – Small Private Schools or Groups

ECO Forest School Days Program – School in the Forest for a DAY!  Take your school classroom outside!

ECO Field Course & Experience Program – Natural History Courses & Excursions for small groups and small private schools.

*Program varies based on location, follow links above for more details.

Events & Festivals

Celebrate…Follow the Sun!

Join the Party!  Honor the turn of the seasons and the wonder of nature by joining the Take Root community for fun-filled, laughter-inducing, raucous seasonal celebrations!

Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice

*Due to Covid-19 all Events & Festivals are postponed until further notice.  Thank you.

*Programs vary and change.  Follow this link for details.

Contact us so we can help you create the perfect program combinations for your family.

Your child can SEEK all week long…with Nature as their Teacher!

Nature learning, exploration and play stimulates the imagination, awakens the brain, and creates a sense of awe.  With play comes learning, and with learning comes wonder, respect and stewardship.

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