Seattle's parent-child nature based program
Frolic in the sunshine with your child on the beach and in the meadow. Make nature art and roll down grassy hills. Pretend to be a squirrel family and play with us at our favorite climbing tree.
($270/ whole session; half sessions available)
Fridays, July 5- Aug 30
Explore the woods and look for signs of autumn while we soak up the last of the summer sun. Eat the last, perfect blackberries; say good-bye to the osprey; and make art with changing leaves.
Dates coming soon
Discover with us how the park changes as the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter; learn about plant and animal adaptations for colder weather; observe the yearly salmon migration.
Dates coming soon
Child-led nature exploration for the whole family
Wild Child Seattle educates and inspires young children and their families to discover and connect with the urban wilderness of Seattle’s parks.
Connecting with Nature Together
Wild Child Seattle is a parent and child nature program based out of Seattle's Carkeek Park. Join us for habitat exploration designed for young children aged 18 mo - 6 years and their adults.
We provide a structure for young children to learn about nature in a variety of ways: by exploring with age-appropriate tools, by walking to and within different habitats; by hearing stories and singing songs; and by engaging their creative brains with art projects. We explore using all 5 senses. (Yes, even taste!)
Our hope is that all children and their families will develop a love of being outside in nature together. We'd like to help your family explore and connect with Seattle's urban wilderness.
Come learn and discover with us!
We start our day with a felt board activity, game or story, introducing our topic and habitat of the day, and by singing the welcome song as everyone gathers on the blanket.
We then head out on our hike, which is generally about a half mile and moves at the children's pace. We'll visit one of 5 different habitats every week: forest, beach, wetland, creek and meadow.
Once we've reached our habitat destination, we explore the nature in that type of habitat. We'll look for small creatures in the intertidal zone of the beach, spider webs in the forest, and water bugs in the pond.
A Day At Camp
Often we will bring "tools" to help us explore our habitats, such as nets at the pond and beach, or magnifying glasses at the meadow.
We will break for snack time on the blanket, read a story related to our habitat, and do an art project. We end our day by hiking back and singing the goodbye song.
10-10:15 Gather together and welcome activity.
10:15-10:50 Hike to our habitat of the day and explore!
10:50-11:10 Story, snackies and tea time, plus an art project
11:10-11:30 Hike back to our starting place and sing the goodbye song
950 NW Carkeek Park Road
Seattle, WA 98177