News update:

Due to popular demand, we have recorded our signature workshops “Be a Master Emotional Coach for Your Child” on how to provide effective emotional coaching for your child at home. Here is the link for the workshop in Mandarin Chinese:

The English version:

We recommend that you listen to it in your native language since it can be quite subtle to grasp.

Our Story

My World Nature School is a Mandarin immersion, 100% outdoor school located in Bellevue, Washington. It was founded out of necessity: when Orien Kuang, a former science editor and mother of two couldn’t find a nature school that was also Mandarin immersion for her bilingual children, she knew she had to take action.

Before Orien’s children were even born, when she was a bilingual science editor at AAAS, the publisher of Journal Science in 2011, one research paper caught her attention: “For kids with ADHD, regular ‘green time’ is linked to milder symptoms“. She dived deep in her research after her oldest was born, and discovered nature schools where the classroom is nature and teachers are facilitators who support children’s lead on learning and playing. When her oldest was just two years old, she co-founded Coho Kids, an English outdoor school, for lack of Chinese speaking children at the time. In  September 2017 when her youngest child turned three and not speaking enough Chinese, she founded the Mandarin immersion My World Nature school.

For a good introduction to nature schools, here is a short video:

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