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Who: Homeschooling families with children in grade school, middle school, and, now, high school (ages six to teens).  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 occasional 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 145 Families

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017 1:30 PM

    Nature Hike (6+) 3 or 4 miles RT

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

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

    3 Families attending
  • Friday, January 20, 2017 1:00 PM

    Friday Hike (Ages 7+)

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

    Wednesday Hike, 3-5 miles, Quick Pace (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 1:30 PM

    Meetup for teens

    1 Families attending
  • Monday, January 30, 2017 1:30 PM

    Social club for teens. Outdoor meetup.

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

    Wednesday Hike, 3-5 miles, Quick Pace (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Friday, February 3, 2017 1:00 PM

    Park Play, San Ramon

    1 Families attending
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:00 PM

    Wednesday Hike, 2-3 miles, Quick Pace (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Friday, February 10, 2017 1:00 PM

    Park Play, Dublin

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

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

    4 Families attending
  • Friday, February 17, 2017 1:00 PM

    Friday Hike (Ages 7+)

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

    Wednesday Hike, 3-5 miles, Quick Pace (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Friday, March 3, 2017 1:00 PM

    Park Play, San Ramon

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

    Wednesday Hike, 3-5 miles, Quick Pace (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Friday, March 10, 2017 1:00 PM

    Park Play, Dublin

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

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

    3 Families attending
  • Friday, March 17, 2017 1:00 PM

    Friday Hike (Ages 7+)

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

    Wednesday Hike, 3-5 miles, Quick Pace (Ages 7+)

    1 Families attending
  • Friday, April 7, 2017 1:00 PM

    Park Play, San Ramon

    1 Families attending
 
Founded Dec 6, 2009

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Linda Bernardi and 15 more…
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