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Valley View's After School Nature Clubs offer children what they really need; time spent outside, actively learning and exploring in the natural world.

Afterschool Enrichment

Valley View's After School Nature Clubs offer children what they really need; time spent outside, actively learning and exploring in the natural world. Sessions engage students in active, hands-on experiences throughout the changing seasons. Each group meets weekly, and sessions include hiking, exploring, playing nature games, learning new skills and engaging in a variety of projects in the wild. Our enrichment clubs allow students to engage with nature & connect with others in a meaningful way.

 

Valley View Nature Explorers

Grades 1-3

Nature explorers will enjoy hiking and exploring Valley View woods, prairie, wetlands & 
riverbank. Our experienced Naturalist will lead explorers in active group nature games, natural
art projects, gardening and the leave no trace code of ethics. Students will learn, make new
friends & build their confidence in our natural world. ​

NATURE EXPLORERS - FALL SESSION  
TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 11
 
NATURE EXPLORERS - SPRING SESSION 1
TUESDAYS, FEBRUARY 28 – APRIL 11


NATURE EXPLORERS - SPRING SESSION 2
TUESDAYS, APRIL 18 – MAY 23

  • Cost per individual session is $120 

  • All clubs will meet from 3:15PM to 5:15PM

  • Parent Pickup will be located in the rear parking lot of Pattison

  • Clubs will not meet the week of spring break

  • Due to the program curriculum, we are unable to make grade level exceptions

  • If severe weather occurs, clubs will meet indoors at Pattison Elementary

  • Clubs will be filled with a maximum of 14 participants on a first come, first serve basis.

Valley View Outdoor Adventurers

Grades 4-6

Outdoor Adventurers will be empowered to discover our natural world through active,
hand-on activities, hiking and purposeful exploration. Adventurers will learn fire safety,
fire building, tracking, wild edible plant identification, shelter building and the leave no
trace code of ethics with our experienced Naturalist. These experience extend
student’s knowledge, confidence and love for the great outdoors.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS - FALL SESSION
THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8 - OCTOBER 13
 
OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS – SPRING SESSION 1
THURSDAYS, MARCH 2 – APRIL 13


OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS – SPRING SESSION 2
THURSDAYS, APRIL 20 – MAY 25

  • Cost per individual session is $120 

  • All clubs will meet from 3:15PM to 5:15PM

  • Parent Pickup will be located in the rear parking lot of Pattison

  • Clubs will not meet the week of spring break

  • Due to the program curriculum, we are unable to make grade level exceptions

  • If severe weather occurs, clubs will meet indoors at Pattison Elementary

  • Clubs will be filled with a maximum of 14 participants on a first come, first serve basis.