N.O.T. School

N.O.T. School

Nature Out There Program

N.O.T. School is an exciting program for youth that takes place outside of school hours (after school, non school days, weekends) and designed specifically for enrichment. This program is a unique blend of environmental education and outdoor adventure that is fun, educational, and physically challenging. We thoughtfully engage students while exploring connections to the natural world through active, hands-on activities. We welcome all groups including school groups, homeschoolers, scouts, clubs, and families.

Topics include: Outdoor recreation, natural and cultural history, community, ecology, natural processes, teamwork and leadership and more.

Activities may include (weather permitting): hiking, mountain biking, sledding, and more.

Programs can be after-school, half-day, full-day, or multi-day; weekly, monthly or seasonally; and generally happen once a week for 4-8 weeks.

The age range for each program generally is a 3-4 year span to encourage teamwork and mentorship.

We can create a custom program for ANY group of youth who have a common block of time available.

There is a cost involved for these programs that varies, depending on duration and activities. Transportation to and from all activities, instruction, preparation, and materials are all included. Sometimes the cost is covered by a particular school or organization while other times a parent or guardian may cover the cost per child.

These programs can be completely customized for a group or left to the fabulous FITaos staff to design in our unique style. We ask for a minimum of 6 students but are happy to discuss possibilities for smaller groups.

Our Program Leaders are energetic, highly qualified, experienced environmental educators and outdoor adventurers.

Scholarships and grants are available. We do not want finances to be a barrier to all youth having these experiences.


The above information is a brief overview of our FITaos N.O.T. School program. For more information on our organization, staff, philosophy, grants, scholarships, and other programs, contact Community Programs Coordinator, Cass Landrum, via telephone (505) 261-5050 or email programs@fitaos.org. Thank you for your interest!