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Sprouts Stories are tales from an urban nature school.

Sprouts is a one-of-a-kind place; it’s a nature school with traffic sounds, a typical house with a school inside, and a backyard turned environmental haven.  It sits on one-third of an acre in a residential neighborhood of our little city of Champaign, IL.  Sprouts is twenty children and two teachers experiencing nature all day every day.  

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Sprouts Stories is our chronicle of the little and bigger events we are lucky enough to experience as we enjoy our time outside. 

As we come up on a full-year at this location, we have been reviewing some of the exciting things to happen through the year.

-In Spring we watched all of our plants return from dormancy. 

-Summer brought monarchs – we raised over fifty!

-In Fall we found a Vole that lives near our compost. 

-This Winter we’ve been watching a hawk that circles near our yard. 


Follow along to learn some of the things that could be happening right outside your door.


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