Goals & Schedule


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

  • Develop an intimate and loving relationship with the natural landscapes you inhabit every day.
  • Come to feel at home in wild places.
  • Come to feel empowered and knowledgeable about how to take care of yourself while outdoors.
  • Come to know, respect, and study the living things in your environment.
  • Cultivate gratitude for the countless gifts that nature offers us, and find ways that you can offer care to the natural world in return.
  • 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.
  • 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.