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Who: Homeschooling families with children in elementary or middle school.  This group is NOT for babies, toddlers, or preschoolers unless they are accompanying an older sibling who falls within the group age-range.   Not a homeschooling family?  No problem!  You're welcome to join, but don't be surprised if many of our events are held during the school day. 

What: Exploration... hiking... festivals... outside playtime... park play ... farms... beaches... redwoods... nature classes... seasonal festivals... etc... there are so many outdoor/nature-related activities for our children to enjoy here in the Bay Area!

When:  Primarily weekday afternoons, but we also share weekend activities that are of interest.  

Where: Outdoor, nature-oriented locations primarily along the 680 corridor, from Sunol to Danville, but with outings to other locations throughout the Bay Area.

Why: To nurture a lifelong love of nature through fun, hands-on experiences, exploration, play, and education.

Also, as stated by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, in the introduction to Jennifer Ward's book, I Love Dirt!, "study after study indicates time outdoors in a natural setting is not simply a nice-to-have activity. It is a vital element for healthy childhood development."

And, well, it's simply fun to get outside and play!!

We're 143 Families

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    2 Families attending
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    2 Families attending
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    5 Families attending
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    2 Families attending
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 1:00 PM

    Park Play, San Ramon

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:30 PM

    Homeschool Science: Lawrence Hall of Science (ages 7-10)

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 1:00 PM

    Park Play, San Ramon

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:30 PM

    Homeschool Science: Lawrence Hall of Science (ages 7-10)

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:00 PM

    Park Play, San Ramon

    3 Families attending
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:30 PM

    Homeschool Science: Lawrence Hall of Science (ages 7-10)

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:00 PM

    Weekly Hike / Nature Outing (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
 
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Linda Bernardi and 14 more…
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