Teaching the essence of life
We've developed a series of programs focusing on self-sufficiency, simplicity and sustainable living. These valuable skills benefit the environment and foster self-confidence.
The backbone of our work is in the continual exploration of natural habitats. We've a number of programs that allow us to delve deeply in the the world around us and appreciate the wonders therein.
- Self-Sufficiency Series at the Roycroft: Oakmoss Education has long been inspired by the concepts of self-sufficiency and connection to nature that were the foundation of the early 20th Century's Arts & Crafts Movement. We're reviving these ideals through programming in partnership with the Roycroft Campus Corporation. Click the "read more" button below for complete details on this Spring series of programs.
- Natural Science Days Summer Camp: Three consecutive Mondays of science and nature learning for kids age 6 to 12. Have your children experience the "return to nature" that was a basic tenet of the Arts & Crafts Movement while enjoying the great outdoors in the style of Elbert Hubbard.
We humans thoroughly enjoy the scent of conifers. Whether when strolling through the Pines or filling our homes with the scent of Balsam during the holidays, the aroma emitted by conifers brings us so much pleasure. Scientists have recently found it is not only the trees themselves that sequestor carbon and help mitigate climate change, in addition, the fragrance they produce contributes to cloud formation which enhances Earth's albedo effect (reflectivity), thus reducing the warming effect of the Sun.