The Great Outdoors: It’s Not Just Nature, It’s a Necessity!
At Stonebrook Day School children interact in and with nature almost everyday. Our school building is nestled between two natural play areas sitting on 3 acres of partly wooded land. Stonebrook Playscape is a space that that blends natural materials, features, and vegetation with a creative landform to create complex play spaces with high levels of play value. The playscape also includes a working garden that the children tend to on a regular basis. Stonebrook Forest, of course has lots of trees of all sizes and differing varieties. Under the canopy of the large pecan and oak trees is a stage. There is also a teepee, fort, picnic tables, and plenty of space for young minds and bodies to explore. The Nature Path leading into the Stonebrook Forest offers a diversity of woodland plants and flowers that attract a large variety of birds and butterflies. Our children have seen box turtles, rabbits, squirrels, a ground hog, woodpeckers, and many other kinds birds on their walks.