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About Us

Inspiring children to be resilient, compassionate, life-long learners

WNS provides an enriched learning environment that has helped countless students learn, develop and grow. Our unparalleled curriculum and teaching methods help students take the next step in their education and approach the future with confidence.


We have the privilege of serving bright and curious students in Provo, Orem, and Vineyard, Utah, and the surrounding areas, and beyond. If you’re new to our community and would like to learn more about our values, teaching staff or anything else, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Wasatch Nature School started in a basement with a few neighborhood kids with parents who were seeking more outdoor learning experiences for their children and was originally called "bug club." We are now approaching our 6th year and have grown exponentially to now serving in 2 beautiful locations that include 8 preschool classes, 1 forest kindergarten class, and 2 advanced nature study classes!  Even though our community has grown the mission has always remained the same.  It's simple. We strive to guide the learning of children in the outdoors through play, curiosity, and wonder! 


We're so excited to continue to serve children and families in our communities, to meet them where they are on their journey, to give them the confidence they need to learn outside, and to support them along the way!  We are so passionate about this work and can't wait to welcome you into the Wasatch Nature School family!

 
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Vision

We seek to inspire children and families:

  • To love and care for the earth and all living things

  • To celebrate outdoor experiences in all weather and thrive in every season

  • To encourage lifelong learners who engage in discovery and joyful adventures

 

Core Values

  • We believe that children are naturally filled with a sense of WONDER.

  • We believe in COLLABORATION between parents, students, and staff.

  • We believe that children can develop RESILIENCE through learning outdoors and finding joy in less than ideal weather.

  • We believe in strengthening CREATIVITY through imaginative outdoor play.

  • We believe in the power of MINDFULNESS and creating an environment of peace.

  • We believe in COMPASSION and encouraging empathy toward all living things.

  • We believe children gain CONFIDENCE through taking healthy risks in the outdoors, having a voice in the classroom, and practicing actionable habits.

  • We believe that children learn best through PLAY.

  • We believe in creating CONNECTION to self, others, and the natural world.

  • We believe that NATURE is at the core of everything we do.

 

Mission Statement

At Wasatch Nature School we facilitate learning through well-designed play experiences in the outdoors.