A group of like-minded families, who were wanting a non-traditional learning experience for children, gathered at a park for fun, learning, and support.
The big questions were:…
QUESTION: How can we provide a learning environment for our children that sparks interests and helps solidify real-life knowledge and skills that will serve them throughout their lives?
~“Expecting a child to learn only from a textbook is like asking them to look at a travel brochure and calling it a vacation.”
QUESTION: How can we raise and educate our children without being away from them for the majority of each day and also spark our own positive childlike curiosity into adulthood?
~“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you are doing is work or play.”~ Warren Beatty
QUESTION: How do we provide an enriched environment for our families where the pursuit of learning is based on interests & passions rather than fear of failure, and where experiential learning and personal growth & development are encouraged over memorization?
~”The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.” ~John Gardner
QUESTION: How will we facilitate self-directed, natural, and REAL Learning that is found everywhere rather than “busy work” and trust the process?
~“Seeming to do is not doing.” ~Thomas Edison
QUESTION: How do we provide a space for real natural learning and curiosity to take place?
~“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” ~Albert Einstein
And our own pursuit of learning the answers to these questions is how it all began…