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. The parents are involved in the facilitation of the session with their child. 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.

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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?

On Saturday
10:30 – 11:50
From Sept. 14th to June 20th
Check the precise calendar here

Next thematic available starting February 1st: Eco-squad’s mission!

Nature’s awakening celebration on Saturday, April 4th

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

Meet your Nature Mediator

Aurélia Chevreul-Gaud

Nature Mediator & Change Maker

I believe that arousing wonder and providing a sincere connection with nature, a connection to life, is one of the greatest gifts that we can give to our children, and to the world.

From: France. Speaks: English, French and Spanish.

When I was little, I lived in a house in the countryside. Picture it if you will: grey lizards scuttling along the walls, cool water in the river, masses of berries to pick along the country lanes, crickets singing at the top of their voices, and nights studded with stars… Then I lost my natural connection with the wild, because I did not meet, on my way, a mediator to nurture my sense of wonder… With the birth of my children, and facing ubuesque situations, I understood how essential it was for their present and future to connect them to life… and actually also for me! I decided to do a two-year-course in Nature-based education and to create a nature academy, in Amsterdam, to give children the space and time in their daily lives to connect with nature. 

Méjane Bertrand

Nature Mediator & Fun Designer

Never stop playing! We are designed to find fulfillment and creative growth through play. Nature is a magical and powerful place to do it!

From: France.     Speaks: English, Dutch and French.

I am Méj. I was born in Lyon in France. I studied in China and moved to the Netherlands a few years ago. I design experiences, bringing storytelling and games alive within a magical atmosphere. My goal is to stimulate children’s imagination, creativity, joy and autonomy in nature.

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?

The 1st Discovery session: 7€

Registration fees for the year 2019-2020
valid from term “Goose”: 14€*

2nd Term: “Goose”
Sessions to take from Feb. 1st to Apr. 4th

  • Card 3 sessions in a row*: 69€** #NoIndoorSeason 52€
  • Card 5 sessions in a row*: 98€** #NoIndoorSeason 75€

* Per enrolled pair

** To guide 1 parent + 1 child. Included VAT. Any registration not cancelled on the Monday preceding the session will be taken into account. Possibility to postpone a session with notice no later than the previous Monday. The session does take place from 4 attendees. 

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