Programming and Curriculum


Play and learning go hand in hand. We love partnering with educators, schools, care programs, and providers to imagine how play can support their work. We take STEAM outdoors, make it messy, interactive, and most importantly, fun.

At Nebinger School, we helped transform a rain garden into a playful outdoor space. We worked with kids through their Outdoor Club to recognize the importance of rain gardens, through plant identification and leaf printing; we explored how to make fences beautiful, with parabolic line art and stick sculptures; and we discovered local habitats through species identification and bird house construction, decoration, and grid transfer. 


Our project at Nebinger School was part of the Extended Learning Outdoors Schoolyard developed with the Big Sandbox and Iowa State University.