The Four Winds program and C. P. Smith


The Nature Program is a workshop run by the Four Winds Nature Institute to encourage curious kids to explore the natural world.

Four times during the school year (roughly once every other month), a Four Winds naturalist-educator will come to C.P. Smith to lead a two-hour informational presentation for parent volunteers. We, the parents, then team-teach the lesson in our children’s classrooms.

You don’t need a science degree or teaching certificate to be an effective Four Winds volunteer, just an enthusiastic interest in learning and sharing. All the necessary background information and learning activities are explained at the training workshops, and include all the resources necessary to present an informative and engaging classroom unit.

See the Four Winds Topics and Resources 2012-2013 for information about this year's topics.

To learn more or volunteer contact one of the coordinators:
  • Kristine Guthrie (497-1005;,
  • Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne (860-1487;, or
  • Alex Reutter (657-4071;

This activity sponsored by C. P. Smith School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

See librarian Shannon Walters for a wiki invitation to edit this site. Share the great resources you find with other 4 Winds volunteers!