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Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children 

Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.  Through a wide range of activities and experiences, Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive impressions about the natural world and lifelong social and academic skills. 


GEMS (Great Explorations in Math and Science) is an inquiry-based, standards-supported approach to learning developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) at UC-Berkeley. The Redding GEMS Center at Turtle Bay has been providing north state teachers access to cutting edge teaching materials and intensive workshops since 2001. These workshops are presented by local teachers who have become GEMS trained associates. For a current schedule of workshops and other GEMS offerings, please e-mail your inquiry to or call 242-3108.

GEMS Kit Lending Library Registration Information

Available GEMS Kits

At your school

Famous Artists Portfolio Program

This longstanding free program allows parents, teachers, and/or community members to present reproductions of significant artworks to students in the classroom. Portfolio prints are organized into over 70 age-appropriate themes. Follow-up art activities are suggested for each portfolio. No artistic experience is necessary—merely an enjoyment of working with children and a belief that art matters. In order to borrow portfolios, you must have completed training in a prior year OR call 530-242-3148 for information to receive the training.

Famous Artist Portfolio Program Training

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | 3-5 p.m. Call to register.


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