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Where is Luigi! The trek begins...follow NatureTrack docent, Luigi Paroli as he hikes New Zealand's 2,000 mile Te Araroa Trail! Follow him as he blogs his way across the country!
Our mission at NatureTrack Foundation is to instill students with the leadership skills, attitudes, and habits for lifelong learning, and inspire them to be respectful stewards of our natural world.
The not-for-profit NatureTrack advocates the educational approach of noted author and educator David Sobel that fosters a child’s love of the earth while also developing a child’s academic and social competence. David Sobel’s most recent book “Place-Based Education: Connecting Classrooms & Communities” offers scientific and anecdotal evidence that placed-based education is successfully meeting, and in many cases, surpassing the various standards and mandates that are increasingly a part of educational reform in this country.
NatureTrack provides outdoor field trips for Central Coast school-aged children where curriculum is aligned with grade-appropriate state mandated standards. Direct communication with teachers ensures that each field trip supplements the in-classroom units of study.
Specially trained naturalists who enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of the outdoors with students lead NatureTrack adventures. Students learn the wonder of what is in their own “backyard” by hiking on local trails, spending time in oak woodlands, chaparral, grasslands, coastal sage scrub and other regional ecosystems.
Children revel in identifying flora and fauna, learning about ecosystems, classifying rocks, listening to nature - piping birds, babbling brooks, scampering bunnies, reptiles rustling in the brush - and so much more. This all occurs while NatureTrack leaders relate their inquiries and discoveries to the appropriate curriculum, all the while letting nature be the teacher.
NatureTrack strives to inspire each student to be curious about the natural world and let nature lead the way.
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