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

Chloé, mother

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.
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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 choose their challenge by themselves and use their creative thinking. This is what we call the “Eco-squad missions”.

Where!

Beatrixpark: meet in the meadow next the Lime tree

WALKING BUS Trial: pick up from AICS Main school at 1:30pm to bring children walking until the meeting point at Beatrixpark*

In case of extreme weather**: meet at Vrijburg.

*From 3 children with an extra cost
**Extreme cold, wind, hard shower… You will receive a message

Meet your Nature Mediator

Méjane Bertrand

Nature Mediator and Fun Designer, Mej & Design

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.

We are nature and benefit from connecting with it 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!

Roxana Suci

Nature Trainer

We are nature and we can only benefit from connecting with it.

From: Romania. Speaks: Romanian, English and Spanish.

I grew up in the Transilvanian mountains and I have studied at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. From the age of 15 years old, I have been volunteering for Tasuleasa Social. ‘TaSu’ makes children aware of and involve in community issues. I was working with children in nature and I helped them realize that everything we take from the nature has to be given back. Working with children from different backgrounds, I learned how important it was for them to understand that, in nature, you can find everything you need and most importantly, that they need to respect the environment they live in. The satisfaction I feel when I see them happy in nature, helping them restore it and watching a beautiful sunset at the end of the day together, is a great reward for me. I have been inspired by nature to create my values in life and want to share everything I have learned.

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?

Discovery sessions
3 in a row: 49€*

Annual Enrolment
690€ 15% off for a one-time payment: 585€*

1st term “PUMPKIN”
from Sept. 11th to Dec. 11th: 260€*

*Including VAT. For sessions of 1h20 of true nature-connection!
Ask for a sibling discount: -5% from the second enrolment.
Possibility to freely stop the subscription at the end of each term, with a notice period of 1 month before the end of the term, according our Terms and Conditions;

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