Canyon Lake Nature Academy

Learning through natural experience

  • ladybug spotting

  • My Little Helper

  • From The Garden

  • Organic Lettuce

  • Exploring the pond


"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn" - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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A Place for Joy

A Place for Joy

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A Place for Joy We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion. – Max de Pree 15 years ago I […]

Wonderful example of #MovNat for Kids by Pascal Hannecart

Wonderful example of #MovNat for Kids by Pascal Hannecart

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I am looking forward to developing a program similar to this for Dallas. More details coming soon…

Get Fit Like a Wild Man: A Primer on MovNat

Get Fit Like a Wild Man: A Primer on MovNat

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  In the late 19th century, Dudley Allen Sargent – virtually the founder of physical education in America – warned that without solid physical education programs, people would become fat, deformed, and clumsy. Sound familiar? Fitness has become accessory to the life of the modern man. It is up to each of us to exercise […]




Welcome to Canyon Lake Nature Academy. We are committed to living an eco-friendly lifestyle and raising our son to appreciate what nature can teach us on a daily basis. I created this site as a resource to achieve your goals and share the incredible learning process we are undertaking.

Vivian Pflanzer, owner of Organic Treasure, and Eric Brown, MovNat Level III Certified Team Instructor, live in Texas with their beautiful and energetic 4 year old son.

Have you considered Homeschooling your child? We are planning to Homeschool our son using Nature Kindergarten and Waldorf methods as our guide. A tremendous amount of information is available and we have compiled our favorite resources and links to help in your and our research.

Our dream is to open the first MovNat Dallas Facility and also Canyon Lake Nature Academy, a Nature Focused Private School for parents seeking an alternative to the traditional learning platform available today in public and private schools. We are currently developing workshops for children and adults for immersion experience in nature. These classes and workshops will be for 1/2 day to full day formats. Stay tuned for more information.

Please visit Organic Treasure, our online Organic Boutique for beautiful organic clothes, toys and linens for the babies in your life! We would love to see you there!


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