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Wasatch Nature School

Learning from the world

around us.

Registration for our 2023-24 school year & Summer Camp is OPEN!!!

Links are available under our Programs and Pricing Tab and Summer Camp Tab.

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"It's a wonderous thing how the wild calms the child."

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Why Nature School?

When children are out in nature, all of their senses are activated. They are immersed in something bigger than themselves. They are seeing, hearing, touching, even tasting. Out in nature, a child's brain has the chance to rejuvenate, naturally building their attention span and peace of mind.

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Directors and Adminstrators

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Brit Murdock


Energetic, organized, and driven, Brit Murdock created Wasatch Nature School to offer a unique, outdoor learning experience for families in the community who were looking for something a bit different from traditional schooling.  Brit has incredible organizational skills, passion,  and a great love for the children and families we serve.


Carlie Davis


Loved by students and staff alike, Carlie brings knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, and joy to Wasatch Nature School. She strives for excellence in everything she does and has a deep passion for nature immersion and early childhood education. She has been an invaluable member of the team.

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Melissa Thornock

Nature Teacher Provo
Summer Camp Director

Thoughtful and caring, we were thrilled when Melissa joined as one of our Provo Nature Teachers. Melissa is always excited to inspire and ready to care for her students every day! She shows love, kindness, and patience to each and every one of her students to ensure they all feel part of the Wasatch Nature School family.


Suzanne Englund

Social Media Specialist and Event Coordinator

Detail-oriented and creative, Suzy is our social media guru and plans year-long wonderful events for both the Wasatch Nature School families and staff. Suzy is passionate about bird rescue and rehabilitation and all things-nature.  We love having Suzy at Wasatch Nature School!

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A Day at Wasatch Nature School

Arrival and Opening Activity: 15 minutes

During the first 15 minutes of class children will be presented with loose parts to engage with until all children have arrived.

Opening Circle: 15 minutes

Our little learners are invited to gather for a brief opening circle time with joyful and playful singing, music, movement, yoga and stretching, and connection.  Children will get to share thoughts with one another and spend a few joyful minutes together building class community and connecting through music, silly songs, and mindfulness practices.

Literacy, Cultures, and Music: 40 minutes

Our little learners meet with their Literacy Teachers to be naturally exposed to concepts in all areas of early and age-appropriate literacy as well as just a pinch of exposure to different cultures, peoples, and customs. Our little learners will also be introduced to the wonderful music of the greats, all through facilitated and free-choice play! Children's literature and storytelling is included in the lineup daily!

Snack Time/Rest Time/Free Choice: 15-20 minutes

Science, Art, and Math: 40 minutes

The other part of their day little learners will meet with their Science teachers to experience hands-on learning in all different seasonal, nature-based subjects through age-appropriate experiments, exploration of materials and tools, sensory tables, nature walks, nature immersion, and wonder, and simple games,  all through facilitated and free-choice play. Children's literature is included in the lineup daily.

Closing Circle: 15 minutes

Our little learners are invited to gather back together for another round of handwashing, a bit of mindfulness, joyful music, and reflection while they wait for parent pickup.

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Contact Us

If there’s anything you’d like to know about our program or curriculum, please get in touch.

Vineyard Location

Gammon Park

70 S Holdaway Rd

Orem, UT 84059

Provo Location:

4150 W Center Street

Provo, UT 84601

(801) 618-1200

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