Nature is amazing, once you get to know it!

Nature is amazing, once you get to know it!

Hi Friends, We had another great week full of new stories from all our students. We love watching how each day evolves and changes from one another. Between our core routines here are some of our favourite moments throughout our week. Snowshoeing – Our students have really gotten into the winter spirit and are excited to experience snowshoes, sometimes for the first time. We love pretending to climb huge mountains

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Ice rinks and Animal Tracks

Ice rinks and Animal Tracks

Hi Friends, This week at Forest School we we felt very reflective as we looked back on our time spent together, and laughed about our stories, memories and new friends we have all created. We must say finding tracks today is an understatement, we discovered highways of animal tracks, and it was pretty amazing to see how many times they crossed paths. We discovered Coyote, Mouse, Squirrel, Deer, Porcupine among many

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Music is everywhere!

Music is everywhere!

Hi Folks, Thanks for stopping by for another great day at Forest and Nature School, and with all this beautiful weather we didn’t waste any time. We welcomed all of students with the sound of ukuleles, which led to lots of singing and our students even playing their own tunes this morning. We are always encouraging our students to express themselves through song, dance, art or story telling, and we

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May the Forest be with you.

May the Forest be with you.

Hey Folks! Worms and insects are out.  Turtles and Frogs are sunbathing.  Birds are singing and making nests.  Spring is here and here’s the recap of our week, enjoy! Tuesday With emergent interests at the forefront, we were a little all over the place on Tuesday with an overarching theme of Spring – though it felt more like Summer! We began our day with some of our core routines and

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Catching Wind, Carving Spoons and Creating Shelter

Catching Wind, Carving Spoons and Creating Shelter

Hey Folks! Well did we ever get hit by Winter again this week!  We dawned our creative caps and here’s our recap below: TUesday After our core routines (smudge, check-ins and sit spots) we took a deep dive into the world of shelters on Tuesday in hopes of mastering this bush craft.  We learned about the fundamentals of three important natural shelters: Lean-to’s, Debris Shelters and Teepees.   After snack, we

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Survival Olympics (or Mary had a little lamb…)

Survival Olympics (or Mary had a little lamb…)

Hey Folks, We had some fun this week putting some of our survival skills to the test in a collaborative, cooperative and competitive style Olympics we nicknamed the “Forest School Timber Tour”.   Our days varied greatly Tues-Thurs with different events geared toward developing and testing various skills – each day uniquely designed with the specific class dynamics in mind.  Some events were even created by our students en route.  We

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If we build it… they will have fun.

If we build it… they will have fun.

Hey Everyone, Some of our favourite days here at Forest School are our “Project Days”.  In the past, we’ve built gardens, free libraries, kites, hammocks and much more.  We often come into these days with a few ideas about projects we can work on – and as usual are blown away with where the students take it and the ideas they bring to the table.  The Snowy Owl students were

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A picture is worth a thousand words…

A picture is worth a thousand words…

Hi Friends! This week brought another great day at Forest School, and today was all about Nature Photography and spending time looking at nature from different points of view.  We also enjoyed games, our weekly check ins, reflection time and exploration. A large portion of our day was spent playing around with cameras, and taking pictures of anything that caught our eye! We talked about composition, contrast, different landscapes and

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Say Cheese, Trees!

Say Cheese, Trees!

***This is an archived post from 2017 – our programs are still suspended until further notice – March 2020*** Hey Folks, Students had the opportunity this week to play around with photography.  We got up close and personal with nature and had the chance to see things through a completely new lens.  We started the day by playing around with cameras, learning how to work them and testing them out. 

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