Certified Nature Classroom = FUN!
If you haven't had the opportunity to visit our Certified Nature Explore Classroom (NEC) at Towne Park near Wentzville, put it on your list of 'must do's' this summer. This one-of-a-kind nature play place has become a popular destination for thousands of children, families, educators, and scouting organizations from across the region, since it opened in 2012.
Certified by the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation for the past six years, this magical play place features 11 learning stations that support skill development in children by reconnecting them with the outdoors. The stations include, a Gathering Area, Music and Movement Area, Open Play Area, Messy Materials Area, Sand Play Area, Nature Art Area, Wildflower Area, Building Area, Balance Area, Water Area and new this year, a Re-Tire Area.
The NEC is open every day, from 7 a.m. to half-hour after sunset. Visit the NEC on your own, or register your school, scouts, church or homeschool group for an educational outreach program in the park. Children ages 4–12 discover nature and history in new and exciting ways when they participate in a group field trip at Towne Park.
For more information about scheduling an educational outreach program at Towne Park, visit http://www.sccmo.org/1410/Educational-Outreach or call us at 636-949-7535.