Lean-tos, Fires and Grapevine Swings

fsforestschool/ March 31, 2018/ Archery, Fire Building, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Past Stories, Shelter, Sit Spot, Spring Fun, Teamwork/ 0 comments

Hey Folks, A crazy mix of weather this week to help us instill the importance of outdoor skills! Here’s the recap: Tuesday Our Tuesday group braved the weather and fully embraced their time playing, building and exploring.  And though the constant chilly rain limited our mobility a bit, it didn’t dampen our spirits.   We got covered in mud and set out to choose (or rediscover) our sit spots.  As part

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More mud, Maps and Bunny Seeds!

fsforestschool/ March 27, 2018/ FSFNS Blog, Map Making, Past Stories, Spring Fun/ 1 comments

Hey Everyone! Our Chickadees spent the beautiful sunny day doing what we do best: exploring!  After our core routines (and some hammock time, loose parts, and slacklining) we headed out to our sit spots, only to be sidetracked by emergent interests: climbing the tire mountain, making our way across the balance beam to the army crawl and up and over the “portal of discovery” and eventually over to Lakeside View. 

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“Sap”cicles and other sweet adventures

fsforestschool/ March 24, 2018/ Cooking, Fire Building, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Maple Syrup, Past Stories, Spring Fun, Trees/ 0 comments

Happy Spring Everyone, and welcome back (or for the first time!) to Forest and Nature School.  We had a great week at Bygone Days exploring our property and reaping some of nature’s sweet benefits! All week long our main focus was Maple Syrup leaving students with first-hand experience and a better understanding of the science behind this Canadian staple, the parts of the process and set-up and some students now

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Mud Meals and Outdoor Snacks

fsforestschool/ March 19, 2018/ FSFNS Blog, Past Stories, Spring Fun, Teamwork/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! We welcomed new and old friends back to Forest School this week to kick off our Spring Session.  And our Chickadees dove right back in the fun and excitement with awe-inspiring imaginations. After getting to know each other better and playing some games of “Monster” we headed out on our daily adventure with the crew, walkie-talkies in hand.  With no set place to go and a plan to

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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring (and Oh, hey Winter again)

fsforestschool/ March 10, 2018/ Fire Building, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Past Stories, Spring Fun, Teamwork/ 0 comments

Hey Everyone, We celebrated the end of our Winter session this week in many different ways! Most days it was more of a Spring Celebration – until Friday when Winter returned! Tuesday Chickadees dove into some imaginative play around the pond upon arrival.  Finding huge ice crystals, gnomes homes and good ol’ rock throwing (nothing beats rock throwing!) was the name of the game.  Like Charlie and Chocolate Factory, early

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Recycle, Reuse, Rethink (Reclaiming Wooden Pallets)

fsforestschool/ March 4, 2018/ FSFNS Blog, Past Stories, Projects, Sit Spot, Tools/ 0 comments

Hey Folks! What a creative week of reclaiming and recycling wood with beautiful sunshine for the duration! Our objective this week was to work on projects – which encompasses a whole lot as you’ll see below.  It’s our hope that our students become competent and comfortable using drills, saws, hammers and various other tools! Let’s break it down by day. Wednesday Our Wednesday group dove into building immediately in the

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