Learning should be dynamic and experiential…

…and our best teacher continues to be nature’s beauty, mystery, complex systems, cycles and diversity.

Programs will include exploration and free play with space for  skills including but not limited to: Bow making, whittling, fire kits, plant uses, foraging, flutes and music, tracking, bird language, animal movements, orienting and shelter building. Time is spent exploring nature to build connections through sensory awareness games, stories, songs and discovering the natural wonders of the moment:  Bugs, water, mud, trees, rocks, sticks, wind, sun, flowers and holes and so much more to inspire a curiosity and wonder in the world!

All students gain critical thinking and learning skills through “place based learning” in local ecosystems and through independent and group experiences.  Every day we explore wild places around our communities and gain sensory awareness, knowledge, skills and compassion. Our instructors are skilled naturalists, educators and mentors.

Heron Homeschool YOUNGER

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  • Dates: Oct. 3 – Dec. 5 Thursdays

  • Times: 10:00 – 1:30

  • Ages: 5 – 7
  • Locations: Wild areas along the Ventura River

  • Fees: $255
  • Instructors: Trudy Trudeau

Heron Homeschool OLDER

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  • Dates: Oct. 3 – Dec. 5 Thursdays

  • Times: 10:00 – 1:30

  • Ages: 7 – 9
  • Locations: Wild areas along the Ventura River

  • Fees: $255
  • Instructors: Camila Guzman

Piedre Blanca Family Night Hike

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  • Date: Saturday, October 12

  • Times: 5:00 – 8:00

  • Ages: All ages welcome

  • Locations: 30 minutes North of Ojai

  • Fees: $25 per child 2 and up (parents and age 0-1 free)
  • Instructors: Heather King

Hawks Intermediate Homeschool

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  • Dates: Mondays, Sept. 30 – Nov. 25

  • Times: 11:00 – 2:30

  • Ages: 10-15

  • Locations: Wild areas along the Ventura River
  • Fee: $275
  • Instructor: Heather King

Mom’s Wilderness Getaway!

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  • Saturday
  • Nov. 16
  • 10:00 – 3:00
  • Location: Sespe Wilderness (We will meet at the Coffee Connection in Meiner’s Oaks and carpool or caravan to our destination)
  • Fee: $75
  • Unplug and detach for a few hours of nature therapy! A chance to reflect, connect and soak up some peace and relaxation.