ALMOST FULL: Nature, Ecology & Design

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ALMOST FULL: Nature, Ecology & Design

4-Week A
Block 1

Grades 2 to 6

4-Week A
Block 2

Grades 2 to 6

4-Week B
Block 1

Grades 2 to 6

4-Week B
Block 2

ALMOST FULL: Grades 2 to 6

  • This Major can be taken in two-week increments. Our 4- and 8-week sessions are divided into two-week blocks, giving students the option to change their Major every two weeks.

Usdan’s amazing woodland setting provides an ideal opportunity to explore Long Island’s vibrant ecosystems. Get your hands dirty as you gain an appreciation for the natural world, viewed through the lens of creativity and sustainability. Connect with nature through learning, mindfulness, observation, and reflection under the guidance of experienced nature educators. Learn about plants, wildlife, sustainable practices, and more with daily activities in gardening, art-making, forest exploration, and caring for the Nature Department's pets. Nature classes will rotate nature educators and therefore create opportunities to learn from their different areas of expertise. Students remain outdoors except for when it rains; then they continue their projects in a well-ventilated studio with plenty of open windows and doors.

“You get to see animals, do crafts, go on hikes, and make new friends.”
—Jayden

For information on COVID procedures in this Department, please visit our COVID Updates page.

In addition to their three-period Major, students enjoy a rotating one-period Recreational Activity every day with their group. Visit our Recreational Activity page for more information.