What do muddy pants, dirty hands and ear to ear smiles have in common?…

……..All were a major part of our day as Chickadess at Forest school today! Serious construction got under way as soon as we got to Lakeside, where the students spent time looking for frogs, fashioning fishing apparatus, digging rivers and burying pipes to observe the water flow. Teamwork was abundant in carrying the heavy buckets…

And we’re back!

Hey Folks! A big welcome to all our new families, and welcome back to our old friends at FSFNS this year!  It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come and how much we’ve grown since day one, and as we enter our 5th year as a school we are more excited than ever!  At the…

Chick-a-dee-dee-dee!

Welcome to the Tuesday Chickadee group friends and family! Had you been anywhere near Bygone Days you would have heard us calling enthusiastically to one another “chicka-dee-dee-dee!” all day long. We worked on our quiet fox feet as well, to make sure that we don’t surprise all the critters before we get a chance to…

Back to the Forest!

Welcome Meaford family and friends! Blue skies welcomed us to Memorial Park today, where old and new faces had the opportunity to explore the park together. While the playground adjacent to the school building offered a fun opportunity to begin building peer relations in the early morning, it was the forest that offered up it’s…

Welcome to Wasaga!

Hey Folks! We are thrilled to be opening up our new school in Wasaga Beach at the Nordic Centre on Blueberry Trail Rd!  This beautiful area is the perfect backdrop for our FNS program with tons of trails to explore and all the mysteries of the forest waiting to be discovered. Last week, we had…

Snowy Owl Overnight Paddle!!!

Hi Folks! Our FIRST EVER Snowy Owl Over Night Trip was an incredible success! With us, ten adventurous Forest and Nature School students paddled the windy Nottawasaga River, cooked their own meals, filtered their own water, started their own matchless-fire and slept in tents with their friends under the stars – some for the very…

Celebrating Good Times

Hey Folks! We had a busy last couple weeks, but here’s a quick recap of all the fun! Chickadees These littler folks (Ages 4-5) have been up to a bunch of wild adventures over the past season.  Don’t let their smaller size fool you, they hike forever and can be hard to keep with, even…

Climbing, Paddling and Homemade Glue

Hey Folks!  We’ve been busy playing outside. Here’s a recap of the last few weeks! Paddling We love exploring our extended backyard and our older students ventured off on a field trip to the Beaver River.  We had some amazing weather systems – both warm and wet! – that challenged us along the way.  …

Climbing Trees, Chasing Chickens and Cooking Potatoes!

She’s back! Our mama robin that is! We were so happy to notice her this morning and couldn’t help but check on her nest… three more bright blue eggs to hatch in the coming weeks! We love gaining her trust and sitting close to observe her care for her eggs. It’s an awesome way to…

Birds and More!

Hey Folks! It’s been another awesome few weeks at our Meaford Forest School! We’ve been enjoying our time exploring in our forest – plenty of imaginative and recapulative play. Students always enjoy taking on the roles of various hunter and gathers, climbing trees, hiding in our shelters, and moving around like all sorts of forest…