“We didn’t know what to expect. Hiking on trails? This was so much more. Engaging, exploring, learning, experiencing, hiking. We are spreading the word! Thank you for a wonderful adventure!”
“This was a great experience for both children and parents. I loved the mindfulness activities that really engaged my two sons!”
–Happy Homeschool Parents
Learn in the Wild
Asheville Outdoor Experiences now offers specialized outdoor educational programs for homeschool groups. This one-day program will engage students in fun, hands-on explorations and games at a regional public park or forest around the greater Asheville, North Carolina, area.
Our day in nature will integrate elements of:
- Ecology and Earth Sciences
- Nature observation and appreciation
- Artistic expression
Join us for our next event:
Friday, July 7 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wintergreen Falls – DuPont Forest, NC
Kids (ages 6-14): $24
Alicia Cardina was an elementary school teacher for sixteen years. She received her Master of Education from Lesley University and undergraduate degrees in cognitive psychology and education from Hamilton College. Alicia works as an executive functioning skills coach and trains teachers throughout the United States.
Alicia’s childhood was full of time in the forest, identifying plants and animals, and finding peace and comfort in the beauty of the natural world. Alicia continues this love alongside Dan through their gardening, foraging, native plant identification, and meditation practices. She leans on her love of nature, music, and creativity in designing lessons that help children connect to their inner gifts and wisdom.
Dan Chase has taught math at the middle- and high-school levels for over twenty years in the Asheville area. He launched Asheville Outdoor Experiences to guide families in full-sensory nature hikes. He also teaches science with Muddy Sneakers, a nonprofit organization spreading the joy of learning outside to 5th graders throughout Western North Carolina.
Dan attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. He completed his bachelors degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and earned his master of arts in teaching at Western Carolina University. He practices mindful meditation, wild food foraging, marksmanship, and archery.