When I was a child, I liked to take walks with my parents in the forest in the autumn. I still remember the scents of leaves, mushrooms and mosses. I want my child to experience the same.

Camille, mother

Communication is a big part of this program, inspired by Marmosets’ intense social life. Marmosets by nature are agile, creative, love bonding and spending time with each other. Naya Nature Academy children and families will whisper, sing, whistle, listen, and play with all sorts of emotions to become familiar with them. They will cooperate and learn about local botany, discover wildcrafting with tree shadows, taste their own harvest, engage in dramatic play, invent walking stories and create their best nature instrument. They may swing in the trees too! Children and parents will be immersed in the natural world, an outstanding way to really understand causes and consequences of natural phenomena. Join on Saturdays for an outdoor family adventure full of bonding experiences !

All sessions are led in English. Nature Mediators also speak Dutch and at least a third language. This is not a drop-off class : the parent actively participates to the sessions with the child. Make sure you are available for quality time with your child. Siblings are welcome to enroll : one child = one adult. Parents are responsible for their child’s safety. Once a month, Experts will lead the session, as scheduled in the enrichment programme.

Green city

We believe that child that is connected to nature, is a child who won’t hurt nature, because they have too much respect for it! Getting children to fall in love with their local nature is a good starting point for mobilizing them in their first citizenship actions. Greening the city, reducing plastic waste, being intelligent in the use of water….. Children and parents choose their challenge by themselves and use their creative thinking. This is what we call the “Eco-squad missions”.

When?

Every Saturday 11:15 – 12:15 From Sept. to July 6
excl.: Oct. 20 and 27, Feb. 16 and 23, Apr 27, May 4

Next thematic available starting May 11: Worms under cover

Nature’s awakening celebration on Saturday, April 13

Where?

Beatrixpark:  meet in the meadow next the Lime tree

In case of extreme weather*: meet at our shelter (Vrijburg).

*Extreme cold, wind, hard shower… You will receive a message

Enrichment programme

*Outdoor mindfulness

Become still like a frog

Have you ever tried to become a Mountain? What do you feel, becoming a seed carried by the wind? Would you like to put the tensions away? Guide your child into mindfulness and practice grounding, express emotions, connect to your 5 senses and enjoy. Become still like a frog!

Meet your Nature Mediator

Yamit Gutman

Nature guide & Environmentalist
Master in Environment and Resource Management

I believe that Nature is the best playground
for children of all ages!

From: Angola and Portugal. Speaks: English, Dutch, Hebrew and Spanish.

I spent my childhood playing in nature and exploring it. From the age of 10 till 17 I was a member of a nature club and I have magical memories of long trips in wild sceneries, playing barefoot and being carefree. Later I became a guide in that same nature club and enjoyed seeing children explore and learn about their natural environment. I always marvel at the simple beauty of the changing seasons, a working ant or a majestic tree. These days, as we are surrounded by technology, it is more important than ever that children play in nature and learn to love it so they can become happy and balanced. I believe that children who love nature become adults who care and protect it for generations to come. 

BE PREPARED

We will meet rain or shine. Naya Nature provides rain pants. A windbreaker with hood is required. We suggest long comfortable pants that can get dirty and waterproof sneakers rather than rain boots, which are not suitable for climbing or running. As you’ll be in nature, just imitate nature for your clothes: dress like an onion !

> See FAQ for more information

How much?

Enrolment the from next thematic

211,50€*

Discovery sessions
3 in a row: 49€

*to guide 1 parent + 1 child. Included VAT. Sibling discount -15%

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