In your time on the playground, in the garden, at the creek and at the Eno River, we hope you will…

  • Develop a respectful and fond relationship with the natural landscape you inhabit every day.
  • Come to feel at home in wild places.
  • Respect, care for and study the animals and plants in your environment.
  • Develop an awareness and appreciation for natural cycles — the circle of seasons; animals that are born, grow and die; food that begins as seed and ends as compost.
  • Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, explore the creative potential of play with natural objects, and develop an understanding and appreciation of the elements – water, air, earth and fire.
  • Come to feel empowered and knowledgeable about the ways you can take care of yourself while outdoors, and also how you can help protect and preserve the natural world.