Achachak

Kids Only

Naya Nature Academy students will learn to communicate their emotions and respect others’ while becoming One with Nature. In this activity-filled programme, children will mimic how animals move, train their problem-solving skills, and tune their senses as resourceful Native American children would do. They will be actively encouraged to go explore real nature – bugs, snails, plants, mud, birds, etc. -, which will develop their personal awareness of being part of a whole. The Nature Mediator will deepen each spark of interest, inviting the children to recall what they’ve learnt and helping them develop a broader knowledge over time. Eyes on the meadow, feet on the ground, they will investigate, discuss their findings, and learn how to create objects out of their natural findings. Watch out! Young Apache will become a wise Achachak, will you recognize your child after this immersion in the wilderness?

All sessions are led in English. Nature Mediators also speak Dutch and at least a third language. This is a drop-off class for kids-only: children attend without a parent. Once a month, Experts will lead the session, as scheduled in the enrichment programme.


His big smile and sparkling eyes made me think what he’s just lived has already become a great memory!.

Chloé, mother

When?

On Tuesday
15:40 – 17:00
Winter time: 15:40 – 16:40

From Sept. 17 to July 14
Next thematic starting Oct. 30

exc. holidays: Oct. 23, 24, Feb. 20, 21, Apr 30, May 1
Solstice Break: Dec. 15 to Jan. 20
7 week of Winter time from Oct. 29 to Dec. 15

Nature’s awakening celebration on Saturday, April 13

How much?

Annual enrolment

64,71€ per month*

Discovery sessions
3 in a row: 69€

*On 10 months.
Possibility to freely stop at the end of each term (December and April) with a noticed period of one month.

Where!

Beatrixpark: meet in the meadow next the Lime tree

In case of extreme weather*: meet at Vrijburg.

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

Meet your Nature Mediator

Claire Bano Devautour
Education counselor for kids and adults. Certificate in early childhood education.

I have always enjoyed working with children and teens, it’s so exciting to do what I love most in nature!

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

Taking part in the development of Naya Nature makes me immensely happy. It gives me the opportunity to work towards the accomplishment of two of my most important life-objectives: 1. Develop, use and spread the methods of positive education. 2. Create awareness and engagement for nature and its preservation. I have always felt I belong on the field, along with children and their families. My background is that of a teacher, an educator and an education counselor. I worked for the Eco-schools program in France and contributed to developing an eco-center in India. I am addicted to fresh air and green spaces. I can’t wait to meet you!

Claudia Carter
Positive communication & language Trainer for kids and adults at Ludica

I want to make children feel how magical
connection to nature can be.

From: Chili. Speaks:English, Spanish, French and Dutch.

Hoi, my name is Claudia and I was born in Santiago de Chile. As a kid, I spent all my vacations at a little farm where the « singing » chickens wake you up in the morning, where you can just go to the field and directly pick from the Earth whatever you want to eat whenever you are a little hungry… and where you can see a million stars sky at night. As a nature mediator, I try and foster discovery for kids through play and experience, guiding them to respect their feelings and those of others. I want to help them feel the same direct connection to the magic of nature, as the one I had when I was a little girl.

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

WHAT TO BRING?

We kindly ask you to bring a fruit potluck. Naya Nature provides a cool drink in summer and a hot one in the winter.

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