LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) —  The Parklands of Floyds Fork can help keep your child socially and educationally engaged during the upcoming non-traditional school year.

WDRB’s Keith Kaiser learns about the Forest Learning Lab.

At the Forest Learning Lab, non-traditional instruction meets the non-traditional Outdoor Classroom of Beckley Creek Park with its forests, meadows, and aquatic habitats.

Led by Parklands Interpretive Rangers—trained educators and scientists—the Forest Learning Lab offers students a structured day of non-traditional instruction, homework help, and outdoor exploration time.

Classes are almost entirely outdoors each day to provide a safe, engaging environment for your child to thrive during NTI.

Forest Learning Lab sessions are offered weekly for kids in grades 1-3 and 4-6 beginning August 25, 2020.

To make NTI as flexible as possible, parents can enroll kids in a full week or select single days that best fit their schedule. 


August 25-28*

August 31 - September 4

September 8-11*

September 14-18

September 21-25

September 28 - October 2

October 5-9

October 12-16

Drop-off is from 8 - 8:30 a.m. and pick-up is from 3:30 - 4 p.m.

Each day, participants will need to bring a lunch, snack, water bottle, headphones and learning device (tablet, laptop or smartphone).


$285/week for Parklands Members

$300/week for non-members

$60/day for Parklands Members

$65/day for non-members

*Weekly cost of sessions August 25-28 and September 8-11 is prorated for shortened week: $225/week for Parklands Members; $240/week for non-members.

Click here to get connected to the Forest Learning Lab.

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