Raleigh, NC

Join us in the forests of Raleigh as our Eastern Regional Director & Virtual Program Developer, Sarah leads us in building our Nature School Training Program.

Visit our Raleigh leadership page to learn more about our Raleigh team!

Contact Raleigh location at natureschoolsarah@gmail.com

Programs We Offer:

Caregiver & Me Program

Once a week for walking age - 6 years, with a Caregiver

Available Upcoming Days/Times:


Tuesdays, 10:00-11:15AM (FULL!)

Thursdays, 10:30-11:45AM (FULL!)

April 5 - June 16

Summer Programs!

Join us this summer as we continue to explore the great outdoors together! With two incredibly unique program options, you will not want to miss this.

*Caregiver & Me Program Options in

North Raleigh

Walking Age through 6 Years, With a Caregiver

“North Carolina Nature” Camp

June 20th-24th 10am-11am

Durant Nature Preserve

Whether you are a native North Carolinian or a new arrival, you won’t want to miss this fun week! Come learn about the native plants and animals that represent our state symbols! Each day will focus on a different state symbol: bird, reptile, flower, tree, and motto! Our time will be full of nature exploration, crafts, and play-based learning!

“Nature Detectives” Camp

August 15th-19th 10am-11am

Honeycutt Park

Kids will use the power of observation and their 5 Senses to help them be the best nature detectives they can be. We will utilize our nature detective skills to learn all about the animals, birds, bugs, trees and plants that live in our area. We will go on nature hikes, do scavenger hunts, search for clues in the forest and make some secret detective craft tools.

*Caregiver & Me Pop-Up Options in Creedmoor

Ages 2-10 Years, With a Caregiver

“Log Life” Pop-Up Playdate at Perry Pines

Saturday, June 11th 9am-12pm

Perry Pines, Creedmoor NC

Join us to learn about the lichen, moss, mushrooms, and insects that call logs home! This pop up play-date is geared to children 2-10 years old. We will explore the woods of a private pine tree farm looking for fallen trees. As we explore, children will use magnifying glasses and all of their observation skills to look for living organisms on and under logs!

“Wonders of Weather” Pop-Up Playdate at Perry Pines

July 16th 9am-12pm

Perry Pines, Creedmoor NC

Children 2-10 years old will love this weather-based play experience! Let’s learn about all the different types of weather we experience! We will make tornadoes, identify clouds, talk about lightning and thunder, and even play in the “rain” at our private pine tree farm just north of Falls Lake! Prepare to get wet!

“Sensational Sunflowers” Pop-Up Playdate at Perry Pines

August 13th 9am-12pm

Perry Pines, Creedmoor NC

Sunflower season is our favorite! If we are lucky there will be a field of sunflowers to explore at Perry Pines! Feel free to bring your camera. Children 2-10 years old will use their senses to learn all about the parts of a sunflower! We will even be making our own sunflower butter to see what it tastes like!


*Monthly* Forest Playgroups in Raleigh

*Cost: FREE!

*Location: Prairie Ridge Ecostation (in the nature play-space area)

*When: Our next meet-up is on Saturday, 5/7 at 10AM.

Open to the public!

Let the kiddos play and enjoy a relaxing morning in nature; WildRoots Nature School of North Raleigh is hosting a *FREE* year-round, monthly Forest Playgroup!

Forest Playgroup is simply a monthly nature-based play date intended to bring our community together, and increase awareness of the nature-childhood connection (Ms. Sarah will be present, but will not facilitate any lessons. This will be an opportunity to meet with other like minded families while children get unstructured free play).

Forest Playgroup typically happens on the first Saturday of the month, and is open to everyone; bring your friends, bring your family; come and enjoy the woodlands as the children in your life explore their surroundings in a relaxed atmosphere. So many opportunities for unstructured, nature-immersed free-play for all ages; the benefits are astounding! Meet friends, spend some quality time with the children in your life and enjoy nature with your community!

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