The fall session will begin November 8 and will end January 10. This 8 week session is open to returning participants in grades K-3. The remaining spots will be offered to the school community on a first come firs basis with some spots reserved for families that need this program to cover their child care needs on Wednesdays.
The Neighborhood Nature Program is available to students in K-3 grades at Genesee Community Charter School on Wednesday afternoons from 12:45 – 2:45. This program will offer structured learning and free play activities. This program is operated by Rochester Ecology Partners in collaboration with the school.
The Neighborhood Nature program is a social emotional well being and academic enrichment program from Rochester Ecology Partners. We will engage students in nature based activities that are designed to cultivate their relationship to the natural world and their community. We will venture outside whenever possible, and bring nature into the school on days when outdoor activities are not possible.
Grades: Kindergarten – 3rd grade
Where: River Campus / Flour City Campus
When: Wednesdays, 12:45 – 2:45pm
Class size: 10 – 20 students
Session 1: 9/13/2023 – 11/1/2023 (8 wks)
Session 2: 11/8/2023 – 1/10/2024 (8 wks)
Session 3: 1/17/2024 – 3/13/2024 (8 wks)
Session 4: 3/20/2024 – 5/29/2024 (10 wks*)
Cost: Sliding scale – Choose what fits your budget best from $320.00 to $10.00 for the 8 session program. (*$400.00 – $10.00 for session 4, which is 10 weeks). We ask you to choose an amount that fits your budget and supports the sustainability of the program. Payment is due by the start of the program and can be made through the online registration form, check, or cash. If you need to make arrangements for a flexible payment schedule please let us know.
Registration deadline: Registration opens October 23.
All students currently registered for the program will be registered automatically for the next session unless we are informed they would no longer like to participate.
Please make payment by November 1.
You may withdraw your child at any point with a prorated refund for sessions not yet attended.
This is a program of Rochester Ecology Partners: Rochester Ecology Partners serves people in Greater Rochester through nature based experiential learning and activities that cultivate community connectedness. We believe that integrated and innovative approaches to helping people find nature where they live, work, and play can improve our community’s capacity to co-create a bright and hopeful future. For more information, view our homepage www.rochesterecologypartners.org.
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