The Nature Explore Classroom at DKH Academy
DKH Academy in Highland Village, is the 1st Certified Nature Explore Classroom in Texas and the 26th classroom with this designation in the United States.
Nestled in the woods of Highland Shores, this private preschool and kindergarten is owned and directed by Shelley Easler, who focused on using natural materials as much as possible while developing her outdoor classroom.
In the spring of 2009, DKH Academy sent flyers home to all families, inviting them to become a part of the planning and building of a Nature Explore inspired outdoor classroom. Excited families attended the initial meeting and many more volunteered all summer in order to develop a marvelous educational outdoor space for students to connect with nature on a daily basis.