Put NATURE at the ♥️ of your HOMESCHOOL

A complete homeschool program for 2020/2021

Daily nature-based, inquiry-led activities and social connection for homeschoolers aged 0 to 11 years (and their older siblings!)

A tried and tested model for nature-based homeschooling

You've FINALLY found your dream homeschool program if you believe that young children learn best when they are:

OUTSIDE IN NATURE - Not tied to a desk / Not glued to a screen / Not filling in worksheets
BEING LED BY THEIR INTERESTS - Following their own natural curiosity and fascinations that keep them engaged & motivated to learn
CONNECTING WITH OTHER CHILDREN - Enriching multi-age learning, whether it's siblings working together or a diversity of fellow homeschoolers sharing their passions.

If that sounds like the homeschooling experience you want for your family, then Virtual Nature School is for YOU!

What To Expect

1. MOTIVATION

Each weekday morning, we meet up briefly on Zoom to discuss our plans and get excited for the day ahead.

2. EXPLORATION

We go out and explore the natural world with intent and purpose: Inside, Outside and Beyond.

3. INTERACTION

After a few hours, we meet up again virtually over lunch and share our adventures with other families. Children often enjoy continuing their inquiry for the rest of the day.

What NATURE-based homeschooling looks like...

INSIDE...

Nature is all around us, including inside our homes. Some people think that nature is only found outdoors, but so many facets of the natural world can be explored while indoors too. 

There are so many materials to investigate and fun-filled activities to keep children active, engaged and happy in the home.
Our daughters (7 and 9) love having something to look forward to each morning. They feel a sense of connection working with the other children virtually.
Jess Cargill
Australia

OUTSIDE...

The space just outside your home is rich with possibilities for learning about, in, for and with nature. Whether it's a garden big or small or a communal outdoor space, children can discover so much in a place they are familiar with and have access to.
I'm motivated by the sense of community, and the joy of seeing what the children have created at the end of each session. The projects are rigorous and purposeful, and the Zoom class of kids feels genuinely connected by the excitement of exploration and discovery. 
Teresa Tweed
USA

& BEYOND!

Taking the exploration of nature beyond the home and into the local area, community or even further afield opens up limitless opportunities to stimulate a child's curiosity. A walk through a nearby wooded area or a holiday trip abroad opens up a doorway to new discoveries.
Everything its absolutely fantastic for families and for children, it's a chance to meet like-minded children online who you may never have had the chance to meet.
Helen McPhee
Scotland

What homeschools are saying about us:

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions we get about Virtual Nature School. If you have additional questions, email us on support@virtualnatureschool.com
  • How do I take part?
    All you need to do is click on the "Sign up" button below and we'll send you an invite to the Zoom sessions and all the information required.
  • Who is behind Virtual Nature School?
    Virtual Nature School is brought to you by Living Classrooms CIC, a non-profit organisation based in Scotland that runs empowering nature-based projects for children in marginalised communities around the world.
  • How can I be sure of the quality of the program?
    The approach and curriculum of Virtual Nature School has been designed by Dr Claire Warden and is delivered by trained educators under her supervision. Claire is a world-renowned expert in nature pedagogy with decades of experience in the field.
  • Is it flexible? Can it be adapted to my family's homeschool?
    Yes! The program is designed to be flexible to support children and families find the learning pathway that suits their needs and desires. We encourage all children to flourish, empowering them to drive their own learning with support to learn key skills and concepts.
  • How much does it cost?
    Click the button below to experience a day of Virtual Nature School at a reduced cost to find out if it would work for your homeschool. Usually it's $99 per week per child.
  • Is Virtual Nature School safe? 
    Cyber safety is at the heart of everything we do. All children attend the online sessions in the company of an adult and each session is tightly moderated to guarantee the safety of all participants. Behind the scenes, we use rigorous procedures and best-in-class software that has been audited and approved for use with children.
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