Four Focus Areas
Tapping into children’s innate interest and curiosity about
the natural world.
The Naturalist focuses on the study of plants,
insects, and animals in their natural surroundings.
The Environmentalist advocates and works to protect
the air, water, animals, plants, and other natural resources
through greener living.
The Scientist (Earth and Life) studies the earth, its
life forms, and its neighbors in space.
The Outdoor Recreationist promotes, teaches, and
pursues recreational participation in the great outdoors.
SACC centers will focus on elements of nature in both
inside and outside spaces.
The investigation and action lab where children learn
stewardship of their community and the earth through
The Nature Center
Children’s investigations and discoveries are displayed
along with their collections, histories, wildlife photos,
artwork, investigative summaries, naturalist journals, AND