To all who are interested in discovering the great outdoors with me. I will be leading an interactive program this year in which I provide unique programming at various natural landscapes in St Albert.
The program will be offered on Wednesday and Thursdays throughout the year. Each class will include songs, puppets. stories, hands on activities, free play and nature exploration. Children will be encouraged to engage in their surroundings, to ask questions, problem solve, build things, use tools, negotiate with others, create things, imagine things, and take in the wonders of nature around them. They will become scientists, storytellers, naturalists, hikers, artists, architects, athletes and leaders.
Come join us on this great adventure!
There are no words to express how wonderful an experience nature class has been for our daughter. Our daughter has struggled to find her way in many programs due to her anxiety. Anne has demonstrated so much kindness, understanding and warmth in helping her to feel safe and welcome. Her genuine invested interest in our daughter's success and personal growth has allowed her to look forward to nature class, pace herself and enjoy engaging with her peers while learning so many new things. For this we are so grateful. Anne is a woman of MANY talents and has introduced us to so many hidden gems around St Albert, new songs and wonderful crafts. Above all, she's taught us to find joy in the simplest things! We will definitely be returning to future programs. Anita Braun
Thank you for the wonderful experiences that Alessandro and I had with you. You are amazing at what you do and just incredible and kind with the children. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will miss your class very much over the summer.
This program provides a beautiful connection to nature, our community and with other families. Anne's passion for nature and children is so wonderful to experience.
We loved the socializing, singing, crafts and free play. We learned so much about nature and the different parks to visit throughout St. Albert.
My daughter looked forward to seeing the puppet, Hootie, each week. Anne has introduced us to places that we didn't even know existed in St. Albert. Can't say enough good things about this program. We loved all of it. Brenda Finley
This program exceeded my expectations. Loved it. The program is so encouraging, creative and we enjoyed the socialization.
Catarina Van Waas
This program is excellent. Anne is amazing - she has a great understanding of young learners, and possesses a sound knowledge about nature.
Anne keeps the session moving, she has a high level of interest in young children and their levels of attention. Well done. I loved learning from you and with my granddaughter, truly a gem of a class you put together. Precious time outdoors!
My kids love Thursdays due to your class! We have all learned so much from your wealth of knowledge. The time and effort you dedicate is admirable.
My kids loved Anne. Meghan Sundquist
Nature Class has been such a positive experience for me and the girls. We love going every week. We always try to guess what class is going to be about on the drive up. This class will be something we will do as long as it’s available. The class is always varied with activities and crafts. I impressed because I never feel bored or like we are doing the same things over and over. It’s always new and fresh. I love the mix of structure and free play.
Brynie loved every week, especially the week on fairies. She got to explore nature from a child's point of view and loved the hands on activities. I myself have learned so much about the different parks of St Albert and about animals as well. I'm blown away by Anne's understanding of young children's learning and her creativity.
The puppets are so sweet. We found the crafts were excellent, the kids were always busy and engaged. Learning to observe all of natures treasures.
We enjoyed the variety of activities, the socialization, learning so many new things. We loved it. Renee Lacoursiere
This program is a wonderful exposure to nature with opportunities to interact with their peers, learning to turn take, share and compromise. I have learned so much from Anne, she is so knowledgeable and so engaging.
This program is a great way to see new places, play and explore. Jack really enjoyed the ducks and fairies classes. I appreciated all the new knowledge on each topic, and Anne's passion is contagious as I am always sharing what I have learned. It has been great.
We had such a wonderful time! You can tell you are in your element, love the kiddos and have such a genuine appreciation and knowledge for nature. Thanks for welcoming us into the group. We look forward to the next sessions. When Avery got into the car, she told me her favourite part of the day had been Hooty, the puppet. Mom: Anita Braun
I loved learning from you and with my granddaughter. Truly a gem of a class you put together. Precious time outdoors!
I rate this class 300%, Excellent, Anne is amazing, she has a great understanding of young learners and possesses sound knowledge of nature. Anna Brynes
We enjoyed everything about the nature classes. It really encouraged creativity in our children. We loved the socialization for ourselves and the children. Caterina Van Waas
I really appreciated your guidance and you giving me permission to let go of control to let my children truly explore the outdoors. Natasha Rochelt
I signed up my son for this nature program, but I didn't realize how much I would benefit from attending it as well. I am impressed with your wealth of knowledge and dedication to creating such an engaging program for young learners.
We are so looking forward to the program returning in a couple weeks. Kenzie had so much fun and it is exactly the type of program I have day dreamed of having her in! Today was absolutely perfect! Thank you! Stephanie Martin
So many precious moments. Sharing our love of nature, with someone we love. You are a beautiful soul and have shared so much with Savannah and I. You inspire me in so many ways. I am so grateful to you. I will be back in the fall and I hope you and your family and nature families find more oh my moments. Bev Miller
This program provided Brynie with opportunities to explore nature from a child's point of view and relevant hands on activities. I have learned a lot as well about the different places of St Albert to explore as well as the animals who live here. I'm blown away by Anne's understanding of young children's learning and her CREAVTIVITY. Anna Beres
This program helped my child to love being outside and observing nature's treasures. The crafts were excellent and the kids were always busy and engaged.
We loved the program. Learning new things, and being exposed to such variety of activities, getting to create with others, the socialization and opportunities for exploration.
This program provides a wonderful exposure to nature with the opportunity to interact with other peers, turn taking, compromise, and sharing. I have learned so much. Anne is so knowledgeable and so engaging. We loved it.
All the knowledge with each topic. Anne's passion is contagious as I am always sharing what I have learned with others. It has been a great program to be a part of. Holley Christiansen
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