Nurturing children through nature, service and meaningful experience! Join us at our Autumn Open House! Parent and children together can experience various activities of our program, plus a summer craft. Younger children are...
Congratulations to both teams, “Team Garbage” and “Team Spanky” for their impressive showing in the 3rd annual Custom Car Open, (with the theme of “Junkyard”) hosted by the Suncoast Science Center! Team Garbage (Owen,...
Reviewing geometric drawing...accuracy, precision, beauty...creating intricate forms, measuring, bisecting arcs...wait this is really math?!... You have to love 11-13 year olds..😂😂😂 . . . #mangrovesarasota #headhearthands #geometry #drawing #art #artsineducation #handson #learning #learnbydoing #alternative #education #meaningful #integrated #subjects #homeschool #enrichment ... See MoreSee Less
Botany in 5th grade...such much more to examine and explore on #forestfriday this week! 🌿🌳 . . . #mangrovesarasota #headhearthands #botany #plants #wildflowers #wildflorida #nature #natureschool #greenschool #forestschool #forestkindergarten #homeschool #enrichment #sarasotafl #sarasota #siestakey #alternative #education ... See MoreSee Less
We have a teenager in the house! Today we celebrated this milestone by making and eating a favorite meal together (Empanadas - perfect as we also explore south american cultural geography this year!) Watching these children become young men and women is such a joy and honor; along the way, through subtle changes day to day and year to year, there have been other shifts in consciousness that are equally important to recognize. When they were young, the emphasis was on awakening the senses and building a strong, well rounded foundation, while focusing on the concrete. As they developed and matured, the circle of learning expanded outward, they began to grasp the abstract, and learn how to think critically. The scientific inquiry inherent to nature observation and immersion have been joined by explorations in physics, chemistry, physiology and astronomy. The flexibility in thinking mathematically, fostered in younger grades transformed into algebra. The form drawing done consistently through the lower grades has become stunning and precise geometric and perspective drawing. Even the bread dough made in kindergarten is comprehended later on a chemical level. This transformation is gradual, just like theirs...they don't change overnight, after all...yet here they are today, solid people who are capable and confident in so many areas of life. They are creative, engaged, helpful, empathetic, AND still curious, eager and playful! What more could one ask for in a young person, soon going out into the world? #childhood #unrushed #adolescence #13 #mangrovesarasota #headhearthands #greenschool #alternative #education #sarasotafl #sarasota #siestakey #fulltime #parttime #homeschool #handson ... See MoreSee Less
Last week's theme for #forestfriday was "Healing Our Waters" hosted by our Forest teacher extraordinaire, Jessica Bromby, and her husband, whom we affectionately named Birdman. Together we shared our wishes and prayers for the healing of our water, and all of the water we share all over the world, as small amounts of water from the Ganges, New Zealand, Japan, the Amazon, and more, were added to the ceremonial bowl. This water was then released into our gulf with hope for healing and recovery. Today is Jessica's birthday, and we would like to wish her love, peace, wellness and joy today and every day! She is truly a special, loving being of all, with heartfelt and meaningful teachings for our students. We love you Jessica! Happy, happy birthday!!!!🎉🌎🌊 . . . #mangrovesarasota #headhearthands #healingourwaters #sarasota #sarasotafl #siestakey #forestkindergarten #forestschool #nature #school #lovetheearth #teachthemyoung ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Birthday dear One 🤗🤗🤗🤗💜💜💜💜🌈🌈🌈🌈🌟🌟🌟💫💫💫💫💫💫💫💫🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊love Grace
Thank you 🙏 I love you all very much . Water is sacred 🙂 water is life !! I am so grateful that we had this sacred healing ceremony for all waters and especially here right now . Thank you so much for the sweet beautiful birthday wishes too .
blessings to you and "birdman" for all the beautiful and blessed things you do to make this a more beautiful and thankful world.
What a Beautiful gift! ....and I mean this woman aaaaand the water ceremony! <3
Happy Birthday dear Jesse. You truly are an amazing lady.💖
Happy birthday Miss Jessica!!! We adore you and are so grateful you’re apart of the Mangrove community 🌈❤️