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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 skills like empathy, teamwork, creativity, wonder, resilience, and so much more.


We have the privilege of serving children in Provo, Orem,  & Vineyard, Utah, and the surrounding areas. 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 Vineyard 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 8th year and we have grown exponentially to now serving in 2 beautiful locations that include 10 Forest Preschool classes, 2 Forest Kindergarten classes, and 2 Wilderness Explorers 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 to the

Wasatch Nature School Family!



  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 all types of weather.

  • We believe in strengthening CREATIVITY through imaginative outdoor play.

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

  • We believe in encouraging COMPASSION & EMPATHY  toward all living things.

  • We believe children gain CONFIDENCE through engaging in risky play in the outdoors, having a voice in the classroom, and being provided the ability to choose activities.

  • 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 the best teacher and provides the perfect classroom for learning.

Mission Statement

At Wasatch Nature School we facilitate learning through

well-designed play experiences in the outdoors.

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