Into the Woods Alaska

Into the Woods Alaska

Into the Woods Alaska Spring Outdoor Science Preschool Explorers' Program 1
Into the Woods Alaska Spring Outdoor Science Preschool Explorers' Program 2
Into the Woods Alaska Spring Outdoor Science Preschool Explorers' Program 3

Spring Outdoor Science Preschool Explorers' Program

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Into the Woods Alaska


Into the Woods Alaska Spring Outdoor Science Preschool Explorers' Program 1
Into the Woods Alaska Spring Outdoor Science Preschool Explorers' Program 2
Into the Woods Alaska Spring Outdoor Science Preschool Explorers' Program 3
Ages

4 - 6 yrs

Adult participation optional
Dates

Tue, Thu

Mar 22, 2022 - May 19, 2022

Time

10:00am - 11:30am AKDT

Location

Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park 1824 W 15th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501

Instructor

Rachel F.

Capacity

15 students


Class Experience

10:00am - 11:30 am Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 13th - May 20th. For ages 4 - 6.


Enrollment Requirements

  • must be able to use an outhouse toilet and recognize when they need to use the bathroom;
  • must be able to eat, drink, and change clothes on their own;
  • must have verbal skills where they can communicate needs to guides.


We will use local natural spots around Anchorage as our classroom. Parents can use our update hotline page or our remind app to stay tuned to where we're meeting that week. Drop off is between 9:45am - 10:00am and pick up is between 11:30 am - 11:45 am.


This spring program will cover a range of topics, tailored for a young age, that loosely follow the seasons and weather including Winter Safety and Survival Skills, Ice Skating and Sea Ice, Nordic Skiing, Elements of Ecosystems, Trees, Orienteering, and Wetlands.


Our outdoor science preschool program is focused on building the foundations of outdoor & environmental studies for ages 4-6. For this age group we will enjoy exploratory learning through observation and play. We are dedicated to providing an unparalleled youth outdoor and environmental science education program emphasizing place-based, experiential learning.


For this age group, we generally let kids follow their own naturally inquisitive natures; in fact, our curriculum for young children is developed specifically around it. We go for short nature walks in the woods, read books, tell stories, and fall into the land of imaginative play to help teach outdoor science foundations for this age group.

 

Our programs are designed to foster authentic learning experiences that will not only last a lifetime, but encourage our participants to become actively engaged in conservation, protection, and sustainable use of our wild spaces. In our programs, participants learn specific and general safety skills through hands-on, active and experiential learning.


HOW TO BOOK: You can select drop-in days if you are looking for a more random/as-needed basis or book the entire 10-week program.


COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: In addition to following State of AK and CDC guidelines, we will follow both ASD and each school's guidelines based on the program we are operating. All of our guides are vaccinated and we will be wearing masks in indoor spaces, and potentially outdoors depending on the level of risk in the community and as recommended by local and national health officials.


Notes

Please make yourself familiar with the "parent info page" on our website. It contains gear lists, parent update forms, and other information that might be helpful. As always, call us at 907-406-5651 if you have any questions!

Notes

Please make yourself familiar with the "parent info page" on our website. It contains gear lists, parent update forms, the parent portal, and other information that might be helpful. As always, call us at 907.229.9780 or 907.406.5651 if you have any questions!

What you'll learn

  • Cold weather outdoor safety skills
  • Wilderness skills
  • Teamwork
  • Decision making
  • Environmental science topics
  • Winter Sports such as ice skating and nordic skiing
  • And more - curriculum varies by day but the above are examples of the types of lesson plans and skills we teach.

Sample Class Format

  1. - Drop off at location
  2. - Gear checks and safety buddy groups
  3. - Lesson
  4. - Exploration time
  5. - Break
  6. - Pickup

Other Things To Know

Adult Participation
Optional.

Parents/guardians are not required but you are welcome to attend if you wish!

Cancellation Policy

INTO THE WOODS ALASKA PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN INITIATED CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND POLICY

Please submit all cancellation requests using the cancellation request form on our parent info page


Please view the entire policy by clicking here. 


Covid-19 Precautions

We follow all CDC guidelines and standards. Our programs are all 100% outdoors, we wear masks, and our guides have received their vaccines.


What To Bring

  • Pack a duffel/large backpack with plenty of food and appropriate winter/cold weather clothing.
  • Depending on weather and the activity of the day, bring the indicated equipment (nordic skis, helmets, ice skates.) 
  • We will be in contact regarding the activity before the program starts and it is subject to change depending on weather. To stay up to date on class location, weather information, and gear needed click here to view our ITWAK Remind Class Codes Link. 
  • A large thermos with a warm drink.
  • Hand Warmers
  • Face Mask
  • For a more extensive list, visit our gear list page on our website.

Into the Woods Alaska Location

Westchester Lagoon

Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park 1824 W 15th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501


Meet your Instructor

Rachel F.