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Who: Homeschooling families with elementary-school-aged children.  This group is not for babies and toddlers, 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... museums, zoos, aquariums... farms... beaches... redwoods... nature classes... etc... there are so many outdoor/nature-related activities for our children to enjoy here in the Bay Area!

When:  Primarily weekday mornings, but we also post 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!!

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