FALL PROGRAMS – Registration Information Coming in August

What Do We Do In Ventura Wild?

All programs weave together organic and meaningful experiences that follow the learning rhythms of the natural child, including:

  • Sensory Awareness & Nature Connection
  • Joyful Play for Social Emotional Wellness
  • Nature Knowledge & Skills
  • Compassionate Communication & Interdependence
  • Conservation, Stewardship and Leave No Trace practices
  • Scientific Investigations & Citizen Science

Each program is organically crafted by the educators based on the abilities and interests of the group, the season and weather conditions, and the teachable moments that nature presents.

Scholarship Application

Locations & Transportation

Cancellation Policy

Charter School Info.

Research has shown that empathy with and love of nature grows out of children’s regular contact with the natural world. Hands-on, informal, self-initiated exploration and discovery in local, familiar environments are often described as the best ways to engage and inspire children and cultivate a sense of wonder. These frequent, unstructured experiences in nature are the most common influence on the development of life-long conservation values.

Ages 2-5

TUESDAY & THURSDAY

Forest Preschool Program (Drop-off)

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

Sprouts Preschool Program (Drop-off)

FRIDAY

Bilingual Preschool Program (Drop-off)

WEDNESDAY

Big Bear Little Bear
(Parent / Child)

Age 5 and older

TUESDAY

Heron Homeschool Program

TUESDAY

Curious Coyotes After School

TUESDAY

Niños y Naturaleza

WEDNESDAY

Ventura Junior Naturalist PM Program

WEDNESDAY

Half-Day Nature Explorers

THURSDAY

Hawks Homeschool Program

THURSDAY

Ecological Stewardship

FRIDAY

Garden Explorations

Special Offerings and Single Day Programs (Registration opening soon…)

Girls Rite of Passage

Children In Nature Therapy

Boys & Girl’s Club Nature Adventures