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Outdoor Education at Elm Bank Reservation

Elm Bank Reservation and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society are home to BOPN's Wellesley site.


Here, children learn and play amongst the beautiful gardens and wide open spaces; while cultivating creativity in the expansive wooded areas. 



Ages 18 mo - 2.9 years

Half Day & Full Day


Toddler Programs are designed to stimulate the senses and develop gross and fine motor skills, while fostering a sense of community.

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Ages 2.9 - 2.11 years

Half Day & Full Day


Programs are focused around sensory exploration, honing gross and fine motor skills, and building class community.



Ages 3 - 6 years

Half Day & Full Day

Mixed-age half and full day nature immersive programs designed to spark curiosity and concentration,  foster independence.


"It's impossible to convey to you how grateful I am to have knowledgeable and compassionate guides like you in this [parenting] journey. Thank you for all that you do, the wonderful program you are creating, and for doing your best to make it accessible to families from all socio-economic backgrounds. We're so grateful to be part of the BOPN community."

Toddler Programs

Ages 15 mo - 2.9 years


Half & Full Day Programs

4 or 8 week Sessions


Half Day Mixed Age

Ages 2.9 - 8 years


1 Week Sessions

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Full Day Mixed Age

Ages 2.9  - 8 years

6, 7, or 8 Week Programs

8:30AM - 3:00/4:00PM


What's Next?

Cultivate Curiosity, Connection, & Confidence

1. Inquire:

Filling out an inquiry form lets us know you’re interested in learning more about BOPN. We will email you brief introductory information and help you arrange a time to see our sites!

2. Visit:

Touring our classes gives you the opportunity to see our philosophy in practice, chat with our experienced nature educators, and stand in awe of the stunning forests, gardens, and landscapes the children explore.


3. Enroll:

We will provide everything you need to complete our entirely online enrollment process (payment & forms).  Financial aid is available.

Take the first step.

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