Education Based Excursions
Education Based Curriculum &
Local Excursions for Primary Schools:
It’s no surprise with all the latest research touting the benefits of the natural world on children's physical and emotional health that children thrive outdoors. The more children are exposed to and spend time in nature, the better. Melinda has not only done her best to incorporate nature into the lives of her two children and written books about the subject, she is now expanding her love of the outdoors with schools in the local area.
As a certified teacher (grades K-6) with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Melinda is now offering curriculum design to school to enhance their current nature based curriculum. Collaborating closely with teachers, Melinda will custom design a nature based curriculum to suit the needs of the academic requirements and the students' needs.
Melinda will assist teachers when guiding school aged children on nature walks in the local area (Basel-Land). After years of teaching experience, Melinda’s friendly and light demeanor encourage children to be active participants in each nature experience.
Education Based Themes:
*Please note, all school excursions are conducted in English and can be tailored to suit the needs of the school.
Some of Melinda’s favorite walks include scavenger hunts that encourage students to be aware and engaged in the local landscape. Other topics of interest are listed below.
Ideal for First through grade 3 - The ABCs of Nature
The ABCs of nature, works with object and spelling recognition in a fun and creative way.
Ideal for grades 2-6+ - The Environmental Hero Walk
The Environmental Hero Walk, highlights children making a difference when it comes to the environment. Inspired by others, children learn to connect with nature in a new, exciting way. This walk will also encourage children to examine their current habits and small steps they can make to help protect the planet.
Ideal for grades 1-6+ - Sensory/Meditative Experience
A sensory/meditative experience that highlights the five senses. This walk encourages students to better understand how their senses are activated outdoors and how being present improves concentration and lifts our mood.
Ideal for grades 1-6 - Seasonal Walks
Seasonal walks aim to highlight what makes the current season special and discusses the plants and trees that are currently in bloom.
Ideal for grades 4-6+ - Outdoor Poetry/Literature
Poetry/Literature outdoors. Taking our favorite nature inspired books outdoors encourages students to read and write in a new, inspiring setting.
If your school is interested in learning more about Melinda, curriculum design and/or nature walks in the local area, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.