Nature School Elementary

Enriching education through immersive learning in the outdoors.

Children ages 3.8-13 years / Grades K-8

Preschool Programs

Half-day nature immersion programs for children ages 1-4 years.

They will explore, investigate, and develop a connection with the natural world around them.

Program options for both caregiver participation and child drop-off are available.

Check out how your little one can start exploring today!


Forest Workshops

Join us for a day of creating in nature!

Spend a fun morning crafting and the afternoon exploring with Nature School.

Ages 7-13

**Check back often for upcoming workshops**

Saturday Forest School

An opportunity for children to play, build, investigate, observe and above all, be in nature for an extended period of time.

Nature School and Education Centres’ goal is to promote, in its’ participants,

a connection to the environment and natural world.

Outdoor, rain or shine, programs give students regular access to a green-space they can call their own. Students of all ages will benefit in countless ways with unstructured time in nature.

Our indoor classroom is nature-based, with materials that promote open-ended play, authentic learning and creativity; rich in opportunities for art, inquiry and project-based learning.

Students will participate in gardening and greening projects, revitalization of habitats and ecological restoration projects, composting, recycling and reduction of waste. Anything we can do to promote stewardship in our students.

We have programs in Beamsville and St. Catharines, for ages 3.8 to 13 years. We welcome volunteers ages 14+, please contact our volunteer coordinator at

All the proceeds from these programs cover the costs for rentals and equipment, any additional funds go towards the acquisition of a permanent space. We see ourselves as becoming a hub for the city and Niagara, where organizations and individuals can combine their efforts to help save the world!

For more information on Forest School in Ontario, please see the Forest and Nature School in Canada handbook.


Niagara Nature School and Education Centre

Our fully outdoor Nature programs are designed to connect children with Nature in an authentic way through independent exploration and inquiry.

Our goal is to promote a connection to the environment and natural world through outdoor education programs.