Why Curiosity?

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. 

Albert Einstein

Why do we think curiosity is so important? Well, it's because curiosity is like a mental itch that demands to be scratched. When itchy, you do whatever it takes to figure out how to get it to stop. You research cures, use different tools for scratching, try special salves and ointments, and ask your friends for help. All you can think about is that insatiable itch!

We think the most authentic and enjoyable learning is driven by curiosity. And it is our goal to get people itching to learn. That is also why we are so excited by outdoor natural learning environments. Creeks, gardens, woodlands, and vernal pools spur the curiosities of the mind. The outdoor classroom is a real time, real world setting that is not the least bit contrived. The environment is perpetually changing, questions are always arising, wonders abound, and the mind is alive and engaged.

We hope we've peaked your curiosity and we look forward to seeing you at The Collective.

Stay Curious!

Observation, curiosity, and creativity are skills that you can develop. Learn to observe deeply and open yourself to the wonder of inquiry and investigation. Embrace what you do not know as a point of departure to explore the mystery of the world. 

John Muir Laws

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

Stephen Hawking

No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don't ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.

Neil deGrasse Tyson