Ongoing and Regular
Our students participate in our programs on a regular basis, as opposed to infrequent “special” experiences.
We work closely with our partners to design and lead experiences that will enhance classroom education.
We create outdoor learning at our partners’ facilities. We want nature to feel familiar and close-by. We want our students to have a connection the outdoor areas that are close to them.
Hands On and Fun
All of our programs are designed to encourage hands-on exploration and inquiry.
Fostering Future Environmental Leaders
Branching Out programs enhance a sense of community and leadership in our
students. We are fostering the development of the next generation of green leaders.
Pleasant Ridge Montessori
Our signature partner. PRM is a Cincinnati Public School that serves a diverse student body, from several nearby neighborhoods. All students in grades K – 3rd, participate in a weekly outdoor education program, led by one of our educators.
Academy of World Languages
Imago leads a weekly outdoor afterschool program at AWL. Students design gardens and natural areas while exploring the outdoors and building new skills. We offer this program through support from the Miami Group Chapter of the Sierra Club.
The International Welcome Center
IWC is a social service agency serving recent immigrants to Cincinnati. Imago leads an afterschool group for the children of parents that are taking ESL classes. Students work on and explore the gardens, fields and woods on the campus of Roberts Academy.
Become a Partner!
There are MANY ways to partner with us and participate in Branching Out programs. Partnerships can include teacher support, curriculum building, creating outdoor education learning sites, and leading regular outdoor education programs for your students. Contact us to begin the conversation!
Your contributions make our programs possible. Our enduring goal is to make Branching Out programs available to any partner that is interested, but that can only happen with your support. You can make a donation online, or contact us by email or phone (513-921-5124) to make a donation over the phone or by mail.
Help us lead Branching Out programs for our partners. Volunteers are a crucial help to our programs and they are really fun. Volunteer commitments tend to be weekly for about an hour each week (but can be tailored to be more or less). Contact us about your interest in volunteering and we can share more information.