Nature Day is an integral part of the Synapse program for social-emotional growth and the development of an appreciation for nature. As a school focused on educating change makers, we feel it is essential to develop students' love of nature in a hands-on, authentic way. In line with many of our EQ competencies, this program helps develop and support growth in our students that is unique to Nature Days, notably supporting the development of resilience and grit. The program builds on itself at each Level to scaffold growth in stamina for outdoor activities and increases responsibility for nature and self.
Once a week for one trimester, Levels I, II and III head to Filoli Gardens in Woodside with naturalists from the Riekes Center, one of our community partners.