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Nature Play

Nature Play

Salem Environmental Education has teamed up with Salem Cloth Project to host an exciting new program for 2-5 year olds. Nature Play is a guided outdoor play session that will introduce young children and their parents to imaginative play and outdoor exploration.

Time commitment: 45-minute classes; One class a month for four 3 month seasonal sessions
Where: Various Parks in Salem & Keizer
Ages: Children ages 3-5 (but smaller children welcomed with parent)
Cost: Free but with a suggested $5 donation per class

Registration: https://salemclothproject.org/pages/natureplay

Fall Session (3 classes) at Englewood Park (October, November, December)

Winter Session (3 classes) at Bush Park (January, February, March)

Spring Session (3 classes) at Keizer Rapids Park (April, May, June)

 
Summer Session (3 classes) at Bush Park (July, August, September)
 
 

Benefits of Nature Play

  • Encourages Cooperative Play
  • Develops Physical Skills
  • Exercises Imagination
  • Stimulates Poetic Expression
  • Prompts Curiosity of Natural World
  • Fosters Critical Thinking

    

NATURE PLAY IN ENGELWOOD PARK

    

NATURE PLAY IN BUSH PARK

    

NATURE PLAY WITH YMCA IN WILSON PARK

    

Growing Up WILD Professional Development

little girl with butterfly
Outdoor play is…
good for children’s health and the health of our planet.


little girl sitting with leaves
Active movement is needed…
for children to develop healthy bodies.


little boy with tree
Children need to engage with nature to…
understand human dependency on the natural world.