Teen Nature Explorers Program
This program is open to youth in grades 7-8 (approx. ages 12-14). In partnership with Fire Ring Farm's Erin Livensparger, who brings 15 years experience as a youth health educator for Planned Parenthood, this Everyone Outside nature connection program helps emerging adults deepen their connection with the natural world through hiking, nature games and exploring local nature preserves as well as learn to improve their communication skills, form healthy relationships, deal with stereotypes and gender rolls, set goals, practice body positivity and learn about personal health and nutrition. The lessons in this 6-session course build on each other, so commitment to the entire program is necessary.
Fall program dates: Sundays: 9/18, 10/2, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4 (6 weeks)
(Rain date: 12/18)
Program time: 12-3pm
Location: Fire Ring Farm (247 Middle Haddam Rd., Portland, CT) and
various other local nature preserve locations.
Program fee: $65-$250 sliding scale (see registration form)
A non-refundable $25 deposit (part of the total tuition cost)
is due at checkout.
Program fee structure:
We are committed to making this program accessible to everyone regardless of their financial situation and offer, in addition to the true cost of creating and running this program (without support from our donors and partners) the option to select your own program fee. Tuition options are shown below. Please select the highest tuition level you can afford.
Everyone Outside offers a 25%-off BIPOC award to those whose children identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. To select this option, please enter the coupon code “BIPOC-25” at checkout. If you would like to read more about our decision to offer this reparations award, please see our website
You may find the program you are interested in already waitlisted. Don't worry!
Spaces are likely to become available as people’s plans change. Please register for your desired sessions to be placed on our waitlist and staff will reach out to you when a space becomes available.
After this registration form and your registration fee have been received, we will send you an email with all the other information about the program including gear list, exact meeting location, waivers and COVID-19 safety rules.
Questions? Contact us!