In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year | Kids Out and About Westchester

In-Person Learning Resources for the 2020-2021 School Year

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Greenburgh Nature Center
Greenburgh Nature Center

Greenburgh Nature Center offers exciting, educational programs for your little nature lovers in a safe, inclusive environment. 

The Greenburgh Nature Center’s mission is to offer inspiring, hands-on environmental education experiences, to foster an appreciation of nature, and to promote sustainable practices. The Greenburgh Nature Center hosts eco-friendly or “green” birthday parties where you can celebrate your child’s special day and the wonders of nature. We offer many different themed parties that are fun and educational. Your guests can also enjoy exploring our nature preserve, including our Nature’s Discovery Playground and outdoor animal displays, either before or after the party.

Nature
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Nature PODs
Greenburgh Nature Center

You loved our summer Nature PODs program, so we are excited to offer a fall Nature PODs experience to your children!

For children entering 3rd grade and up, Greenburgh Nature Center is offering small group experiences through a new program called Nature PODs (Personalized Outdoor Experience). The PODs are designed to meet the guidelines required during this pandemic for a group of up to nine children. Nature PODs programming will have all the fun of our typical camp experience along with educational aspects of STEAM learning. See our website for more details. Registration for fall Nature PODs coming soon!

STEM - General
Nature
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Naturalist School (K-5)
Greenburgh Nature Center

Become a mini Naturalist at Greenburgh Nature Center's Naturalist School! Children entering grades K-5 will be able to enrich their traditional school year curriculum with exciting and educational programming in a fun and safe environment.Our own expert Naturalist Educators will lead and inspire your child through STEAM-influenced nature activities to expand their point of view. The series will run in two week sessions meeting once a week. See our website for more details.

STEM - General
Nature
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Petit Architect
Petit Architect

Maïa Tarassoff started Petit Architect in 2017, with the mandate to make architecture more accessible to children and youth and inspire them to become educated citizens involved in their cities. She teaches fun, hands-on after-school programs and intervenes in schools, for all ages ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Her curriculum is focused on sustainability, social impact and energy efficiency. In parallel, she continues to work as a passive house and interior designer.

Academic - General
Mathematics
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Fall Art Classes - Center for the Arts (RoCA)
Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA)

Are you looking for an expressive arts experience? Do you feel as though you need to get some creative juices flowing? Or, perhaps you want to calm your mind, improve your health/well-being through the process of artmaking and let your mind escape the world around you for a few hours.

This fall, engage in a creative process. Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) is providing a wide range of studio art experiences for all ages and skill levels: on-site, outdoors and on-line.

Visual arts / crafts
Middle School
High School
Adults
$
Sparklicious Classes
Sparklicious- Mount Kisco

Hybrid In-Store & Virtual Classes being offered.

Visual arts / crafts
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Need a space for your child to complete their digital learning? The SM&NC will have education staff-led, socially distanced classroom space for a small group of students to complete their daily online school work. In the morning, students will log on (depending on the schedule for their school) and complete assignments with some breaks for activity and a snack (student-provided). We’ll have a break for lunch and some time for free play. In the afternoon, students can have additional time for work if needed, or we’ll head outside for a hike on the trails, hang out with the animals, or participate in science and nature-based programs with SM&NC staff. The classroom will be in the Farmhouse whenever possible. If additional space is required, we may split the group (with two staff) to allow for proper distancing. Classroom will be led by a professional educator and supplemented by other SM&NC education staff. Limited enrollment available. Parents will be required to provide information on school plans and curricula, as well as participate in daily health screening questions. Students must provide their own tech.

Academic - General
Mathematics
Reading / Writing / Literacy
STEM - Computers
STEM - General
Nature
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Outdoor Programs and Custom Pods with The Digital Arts Experience
The Digital Arts Experience
We are so excited to see our students in person for this 4-week class that will be held outside! Join us outside the DAE facility in Scarsdale under an outdoor tent. Max 6 students.
STEM - Computers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Private Nature Program
The Rewilding School

If you're not quite ready to expand outside your bubble, it's okay! We also provide Private Nature Programs. These programs teach ancestral skills like nature connection, fire making, foraging, shelter building, basket weaving, and clay pottery. They are highly customizable for what is best for your family. We can do a program for siblings in the same household, families that are bubbled together, scout groups, neighborhood groups, and more. Visit our website to learn more, or email info@rewildingschool.com if you have any questions!

Nature
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$
Rewilding Homeschool
The Rewilding School

For most of human history, everything that was necessary came from the land. In our Fall Homeschool series, kids learn traditional living skills like fire-making, foraging, animal tracking, tool making, and archery.

There are 5 different Fall Homeschool programs offered:

Mondays - Wild Foods

Tuesdays - Wild Crafting

Wednesdays - Wilderness Survival

Thursday - Archery

Friday - Fantasy Fridays

Each program runs from 1:30 - 3:30 PM, for ten weeks from September 21 - December 4 (except Thanksgiving). Programs are at Marsh Sanctuary, Mt. Kisco. There are two parallel groups, one for kids ages 4-7, another for kids ages 8-14. Before signing up, please review our COVID-19 Safety Procedures.

Nature
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
$
Fall 2020 Outdoor Learning Pods - NY/NJ
Treebath
Nature
Preschool
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
$
Westmoreland Sanctuary
Westmoreland Sanctuary

Westmoreland Sanctuary will be offering after school programs and camp options. 

To supplement your kid’s learning, discovery, and social interaction in these virtual and hybrid learning times, think about sending them here for a nature and science-based experience. Our camps/programs are led by Naturalists with years of experience and use curriculum that adheres to New York Next Generation Science Standards. We use our 640 acre preserve to the fullest and provide kids a safe and fun atmosphere to explore and learn. We have programs for kids and families too!

Academic - General
Nature
Preschool
Preschoolers
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
High School
Adults
Xperiment Virtual Reality - Trumbull, CT
Xperiment Virtual Reality - Trumbull, CT

This school year, Xperiment VR is offering distance learning support to our community during the at home learning days. We will have educational pods for students entering grades 2-6. Mon-Wed or Wed-Fri available. Single Day Options Available too!

Tutoring
Academic - General
STEM - Computers
STEM - General
Early Elementary School
Late Elementary School
Middle School
$