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After School with Nature Nuts

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Discover. Explore. Connect.

“We feel so lucky that our children get to get dirty, be outdoors, and just experience the world every day after school. ” – Nature Nuts Parent

Grades K-2. Focusing on communication, nature connection, and the Next Generation Science Standards, Nature Nuts offers unique outdoor programming on and near Bainbridge Island. Sharing fun, hands-on learning experiences, participants are encouraged to discover through adventurous play, free exploration, and guided field investigations, facilitated by experienced outdoor instructors from Peacock Family Services. Operating hours are from 12:50PM – 5:30PM on Mondays and 2:20PM – 5:30PM Tuesdays.

We are so grateful to be partnering with Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation again while we continue our licencing process. Please head over to BIParks.org and register for our After School sessions using their portal. Once signed up, Val, the Nature Nuts Program Director, will email you our Health and Safety Form and Family Handbook.

After School 2018-2019

Participants should bring clothing appropriate for present weather conditions and a water bottle. Nutritious snacks provided! Students meet at the Ordway Bus Hub and parents pick-up at Eagle Harbor Church (The Madrona School).

Winter and Spring 2019

Registration Now Open Through the School Year at BiParks.org



 Session 3: Spring into Nature (3/11- 4/16)

Put on those rain boots and let’s explore, learn, hike, and spring into Spring! We’ll discover all sorts of exciting natural areas of the island as we dive in to this amazing season through play.

M (12:50- 5:45) $195

T (2:20- 5:45) $160


Session 4: Foraging and Food (4/22- 5/14)

Let’s feast our way across the island! In this session we will learn how to safely and ethically harvest food from the land, discover the hidden talents of some local plants, and make yummy teas and treats with our foraged green finds!

M (12:50- 5:45) $165

T (2:20- 5:45) $125

Session 5: Going Green (5/20- 6/17)

What is an invasive species? Why can’t we eat shellfish from certain places? What does it mean to be an environmental superhero? In this session, we will learn about some exciting ways to help our planet while continually building a solid relationship with the natural world.

M (12:50- 5:45) $165

T (2:20- 5:45) $125

“I love when [my daughter] comes home and shares things encountered on the trails, the edible plants, and things she’s learned about wildlife… I feel so lucky that we stumbled into this program this year.  Thank you!” – Nature Nuts Parent


Prices are based on how many days there are in a session, as well as how many hours per day. Scholarships are available in partnership with Helpline House. Drop-ins may be available with a minimum one week advanced notice.

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For more information about the Nature Nuts after school program or day camps, please contact our Program Director, Val Loughney Stapleton.

E-mail: naturenutsbainbridge@gmail.com

Phone: (206) 780-1505

*Please note that the Nature Nuts after school program is not offered on days when the Bainbridge Island School District is not open. Upcoming Closure Dates: Feb. 18-22 (Mid-Winter Break), April 1-5 (Spring Break), May 27 (Memorial Day).