Kathy Balman - Founder
At Wynsum Desert Learning Center, we strive to make outdoor education accessible and enriching for all children. Your donation will help us purchase land, provide scholarships, purchase resources, and create outdoor learning spaces and programs that support our students' outdoor learning in the desert.
At Wynsum Desert Learning Center, we believe that education about the natural world is the key to unlocking children's potential. We envision a world where place-based, outdoor learning is viewed as being vital to ALL children's health and development. And we envision a generation of bold explorers, naturalists, community scientists, and stewards that not only have deep connections to nature but also their community, and self. We strive to create a learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, and supportive. We recognize that every individual has unique talents and strengths, and we aim to help all children discover and develop their full potential.
Our values are rooted in commitment to the natural world and family values. We believe in providing experiences of wonder through nature immersion and exploration, fostering compassion for one another and the natural world, building a community through teamwork and collaboration, and teaching responsibility so that children are capable of making rational or moral decisions.
We currently offer affordable 100% outdoor, environmental education programs for PreK-12th grade through our parent organization Educating Children Outdoors at local parks around Phoenix (until we can open our center). We serve and support the homeschool community, schools, families, private groups, and environmental educators. Our mission is to immerse children in connecting with the natural world. Through ECO, children learn about and explore nature through cross-curricular, hands-on, experiential activities, so that they will develop knowledge about, love for, and dedication to natures wonders.
Subscribe to our newsletter for updates. In the meantime visit our parent site www.educatingchildrenoutdoors.com to view current programs around the valley.
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