top of page

These are exciting times at Emerald Heart as we expand our programming to include more of our local community. We have joined with In Place, a new nonprofit focused on place-centered nature education.

Children's Programs


Do you have a daughter 5 to 9 years old?
We would love for her to join us in our daylong celebration on May 1st, 2024.

Untitled design (10)_edited_edited.jpg

Are you a homeschool parent?

Bear Valley Friends, a Nature-based Homeschool Enrichment Program

Mondays and Tuesdays 


Ages 5 to 9 years

Parent run

Lead Teacher: Taira Restar

On Wednesdays, Bear Valley Friends join Emerald Heart's Forest Day

Bear Valley Friends homeschool parents and our director, Taira, collaborate to offer a nourishing and cohesive 3-day per week nature immersion. Teacher-led activities include  place-based reading and writing invitations and place-based science explorations, as well as mindfulness, kinship and kindness practices. There is plenty of time for free play and child-led explorations.


bottom of page