This month, Natureâ€™s Classroom Institute is hosting two age groups of students (ranging from 6 years to 12 years old) at two of our locations, Texas and Wisconsin, from The Clariden School of Southlake, Texas. At Clariden School, the staff creates a personal and individualized learning program where childrenâ€™s strengths are identified and put to use so the children can make a meaningful difference in the world. Their mission and teaching techniques are aligned with Natureâ€™s Classroom Institute.
At NCI in Texas, the lower elementary students took classes on ecology, weather patterns, predation and astronomy, as well as team building field groups and nature exploration in the forest. The students were so excited that some asked if they could live at Natureâ€™s Classroom Institute.
At NCI in Wisconsin, another group will be studying ecology, as well as the glacial effects on the landforms in southeastern Wisconsin. They will do a simulation on wolves, the wolf hierarchy, and the wolf pack communities.
â€œI had a number of programs that I was looking at in the north, so I was calling these programs references, the answers I go where,â€™ yes this program is OK but if you really want a great program then you need to go to Natureâ€™s Classroom instituteâ€™â€ says Maggie Dobbins, Lead Upper Elementary Teacher.
â€œNCI has been a great experience for all of the children and faculty. The staff is so cooperative and fun to be with, patient with the children and loving. The food and facility is great. Iâ€™m glad we chose NCI for our Lower Elementary overnight this year.â€ Shagufta Nathani, Lead Lower Elementary School.