For 7-12 yr olds. 


Through passions- and inquiry-based learning, nature awareness games, storytelling, creative play, and wild wanderings, "Dirt Timers" gain a deeper connection to the world of plants, mammals, birds, animal tracking, and survival skills.

Dirt Time students also cultivate a deeper connection to their community and to the unique gifts and talents that they bring to the world as individuals.

Our "Dirt Time" Monthly Program follows a similar curriculum to our Fire Keepers Homeschool Enrichment Program but meets one Saturday a month to accommodate those kids in school who cannot make it midweek.  

Each month will have a different theme following the natural flow of 8-shields curriculum. 

To maintain the integrity of this flow we would require students to enroll for the entire 8 week session (rather than on a class-by-class basis) in order to cultivate a sense of community amongst students and teachers and to build upon the learning experience each month.

We are going to have too much fun for the school week, so we had to run this class on the weekend!   Enroll with a friend and carpool to save gas.

2018-19 School Year Session 

  • 9am-3pm @ Whatcom Falls Park
  • One Saturday a month, October-May
    • October 20: Welcome Day, Hazards and Core Routines of Nature Awareness

    • November 17: Knife Safety & Skills

    • December 08: Fire making

    • January 19:  Primitive Shelters

    • February 16Animal Tracking

    • March 16: Bird Language

    • April 20Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants

    • May 20:  Scouting & Stewardship

  • Tuition: $432 for entire session of 8 classes.

  • Sibling Discount: 10% off the tuition of any additional siblings that enroll together.

  • Open to children ages 7-12

  • Contact us if you have any questions