Welcome to Cedarsong® Nature School!
Cedarsong’s Forest Kindergarten was recently honored to receive the Washington State Green School Leader Award for Excellence
Cedarsong® Nature School, provides nature immersion programs to foster physical, emotional and mental balance through an authentic connection with the natural world. Nature Immersion is defined as “unstructured free time in nature resulting in an intimate, deep and personal connection to the natural world”.
Our goal is to increase awareness of and connection to the natural world in order to foster compassion and empathy for the earth and all its inhabitants. To further this goal, Cedarsong Nature School offers nature immersion classes, programs, and camps designed for people of all ages.
Cedarsong Nature School encourages students to engage all their senses and increase their observation skills through its commitment to child-driven flow learning, emergent curriculum and inquiry-based teaching style. The flow of learning is interest-led and determined by the natural rhythms of the seasons; Our curriculum emerges organically with no overlying structure, schedule or agenda.
Part of our mission is to carefully record notes regarding each year’s plant growth, and animal and insect activity, creating a database for the public record. It is our goal to not only reach people who have a predisposition towards nature but also those who do not have access to this type of experience, such as people who live in urban environments.