At the Boone County Nature School, thousands of students experience a unique place-based curriculum while learning about the natural world and sustainable agriculture, developing outdoor skills, and enhancing their overall health. We welcome Boone County students from all grade levels each year for one-day field trips and summer programming. Outside of school hours, the nature school is also available to the broader Boone County community.
Additionally, more than 2,000 5th graders from schools all over Boone County will learn at BCNS for seven days, spaced over three sessions to allow students to observe the native landscape during three different seasons. While on-site, students will connect with nature in new and exciting ways, engage in unique and meaningful cross-curricular learning opportunities, develop proficiency in various outdoor skills, and be inspired to create lasting change in their community by participating in a sustainability project.