Reconnecting!

Reconnecting!

Hey Folks! It’s been ages since we’ve written a blog post and are excited to be back at it! There have no doubt been a lot of changes since our last blog – when we were gathering sap from the Maples and eating syrup along with campfire pancakes (feels like forever ago!) . We are seeing more than ever now the need for Nature-rooted programs and connection with self and others. 

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Last Year’s Sunshine

Last Year’s Sunshine

Hey Folks! We finished off our Winter Session with an awesome week full of fun! With the quick snow melt and warm weather, our little river is raging and constantly changing.  Students had so much fun in and around it this week from setting up dams that beavers would be envious of to carving out a course and getting out the tools to create boats for an epic race, and as

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Maple Forest Field Trip

Maple Forest Field Trip

This week we had the very special opportunity to travel to FNS site in Collingwood to visit the sugar bush. After enjoying our snack in the cozy tent, it was time to adventure out and explore a new forest. We came across some dwindling snow piles that provided the perfect canvas to play a lively round of Arctic Fox. Sneaking, hiding, running, jumping, the arctic critters made their way across

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Maple Forest

Maple Forest

Hi Everyone, “I can see the river flowing, I can smell the sap boiling, I can feel the sun shining…drip, drip, drip”. What a fitting line in one of our new favourite songs shared among our students. We all came to find our river flowing this morning, welcoming ducks, seagulls and Canadian Geese to find food. We participated with boiling Maple Sap this afternoon, and smelled and tasted this sweet

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Over the Snow and Through the Mud

Over the Snow and Through the Mud

Over the remaining snowbanks and through the mud, to Maple Forest we went! The sap was dripping, the river was flowing, that earthy spring smell was in the air! Just as the plants are preparing for their spring emergence, our chickadees were highly energized (despite Sundays time change!). Maybe it was the full moon, or the winds of change blowing through the forest, whatever the reason they were ready for

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A Sweet, Sweet Week

A Sweet, Sweet Week

Hey Friends! We’ve officially entered our absolutely favourite “season” – I know, we say that every season, but it’s true – welcome to Maple Season! We are fortunate enough to have access to some old Maples and a sugar shack in Collingwood and spent the week picking out the perfect trees!  Each student go to claim their very own tree that they’ve  committed to taking care of from here on

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The Meaford Forest News

The Meaford Forest News

Welcome to our latest episode of “Meaford Forest News!” Thanks for tuning in. With temperatures hovering around the 0 degree mark, and the sun playing peek a boo with us from behind the clouds, it’s a great day to see what’s happening in the forest! Looks like there is a child hiding in the bushes over here, let’s go interview them. Oh wait! Now that I am closer I can

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Chick-a-dee-ville

Chick-a-dee-ville

Hey Everyone, This week we seemed to be followed all day by some of our smaller friends…birds! We hung our first bird feeder this morning and it only took mere minutes before the flock of birds came swooping around us. Some of our visitors were chickadees and white breasted nuthatches. We were so proud of all our little hands who stayed quiet and still while we had birds fly around

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A snow ocean filled with fish

A snow ocean filled with fish

Hey Folks, We were greeted this morning by a bunch of lovely birds hanging out in our Trembling Aspen trees, yet to identified, they did sound very peaceful and nice background music to our day. Our morning was engrossed with boats, submarines, oceans and hunting. But our students weren’t just hunting for any kind of fish, they were diving deep into the depths of the oceans, to the deepest darkest

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Pancake Tuesday and Tinder Pouches!

Pancake Tuesday and Tinder Pouches!

Hey Folks! With our brief stint of warm weather over the weekend, dreams of leaving Winter behind (don’t get me wrong, we LOVE Winter) and heading into our favourite season (MAPLE Season) were on our mind .  And while as the week progressed we were in for a wallop of snow, we celebrated Mardi Gras on Tuesday the best way we know how:  Pancakes made over the fire with the

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