General Information

Curated Nature Education

As founder of Sesame Seed Designs I work to create access for all to experience the natural world. Here in the Portland metro area we are are lucky to be close to many amazing natural spaces but even our schoolyards and urban neighborhoods are filled with opportunities to interact with nature. I meet students at their level and help them build connections to their local place. Through engaging, experiential programs, children will increase ecological literacy and build curiosity and wonderment for the earth they inhabit. Sesame Seed Designs' youth programs include:

Single Day Programs:

Single day programs are held on school holidays and in-service days. Students will spend time outdoors wherever they are, gathering natural materials for projects, exploring, observing animals and playing games. We will tell stories and legends of the history of this city, examine rocks and bird nests, go on scavenger hunts, garden, create nature-inspired art and more!

After School Classes:

Casey is available to teach nature art classes or workshops at your school! Using a variety of natural materials, students will use the inspiration of the earth around them to create works of art. Classes may include nature journaling, printmaking, weaving, painting, collage, creating and using natural dyes and inks and even making temporary works of art using the earth as a canvas.

School Break Camps:

Longer school breaks such as spring break, winter break and conference days are perfect opportunities for your child to be immersed in nature! During these breaks single-day programs will be offered along with discounts for signing your child(ren) up for multiple days.

Click here to see all currently scheduled programs.

Are you interested in having a unique nature program curated just for your class, homeschool group, scouts or other group?
From an hour-long classroom art project to a full-day field trip, your program can be held at your school, home, or meeting place or a local natural area. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: forest ecology, watershed health, insects, animal adaptations, ethnobotany, nature journaling, nature art, plant-dyes, weaving, and more. Have a unique idea? I'd love to hear from you! Please contact me at casey@sesameseeddesigns.com