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Nature's Classroom Institute, the nation's premier environmental education program, creates customized and individual experiences for every teacher and student. 

March 2016

National Nutrition Month®


The 2016 theme for National Nutrition Month® is "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right," which encourages everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors and social experiences food can add to our lives. How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat. Develop a mindful eating pattern that includes nutritious and flavorful foods — that's the best way to savor the flavor of eating right!

Ready, Set, Grow!


The students will combine a discussion of the basic needs and structure of plants with actual planting. Younger students will physically act out the parts of a plant while learning their function. 
  

Stained Glass Pasta

A classic art project for kids is the macaroni necklace and for good reason, pasta is a fun material to use in art because it’s inexpensive, the shapes are diverse and beautiful, and it’s so tactile. This pasta project uses colored flat lasagna pieces to create faux stained glass. Hang these in a sunny window and they look really lovely!
 

Launching an
Urban Garden


Americans cultivate an estimated 18,000 community gardens, and now more of their growing is taking place in city lots and building rooftops. Urban gardeners see numerous benefits, from a heightened sense of empowerment to a lighter grocery bill to lowered crime rates.
 

New NCI WI Site Groundbreaking

 
We're soooooooo excited to announce the official ground-breaking of our new location for Nature's Classroom Institute and Montessori school in Mukwonago WI. The event will take place on Sunday, March 20. Our new site is 140 acres with a stunning oak canopy, access to Jericho Creek and an inviting natural environment ripe for exploration!

Check out the Nature's Classroom Montessori adolescent students working with Tallgrass Restoration LLC collecting seeds to restore 45 acres of former farmland on our new site back to prairie.

Decline of Pollinators Threaten World
Food Supply


The birds and the bees need help. Also, the butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles and bats. Without an international effort, a new report warns, increasing numbers of species that promote the growth of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of food each year face extinction.

NCI - Wimberely TX


Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, NCI in Wimberley is just outside of Austin and a convenient destination from most of Texas' major cities.

The camp like atmosphere accommodates housing for up to 85 students, comfortable sleeping quarters, ample bathroom facilities, and a modern retreat center. The Wimberley site is surrounded by 240 acres of rolling terrain, a 5 acre lake, a wealth of oak trees, and dawn-grazing deer.
 
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