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.  …

Tinkering Around

Hey Folks! What do you do when your brother is moving and delivers you a trailer full of good, usable wood?  Well, it turns out the answer is a lot!  Students imaginations ran wild this week as we set them loose (so to speak – tool-use is an integral part at FNS, but we do…

Spring Fun (a lot of it!)

Hey Folks! We’ve been busy enjoying the warmer temperatures and exciting changes that Spring brings!  Here’s a few of the highlights over the past weeks. Carving Tool-use is a big part of FNS, and with the warmer temps, we are seeing an increased interested in creating wood projects.  We love the creativity and the projects…

Birds on the Brain!

One of our favourite things about the Spring is all the bird action that happens around us.  We’ve been really focused on this lately as we try to tap into these messengers of the forest.  The abundance of song and chatter has helped our students practice “sneaking” through the woods by minimizing their disturbance  while…

Sweeeeeeeeeet!

As Spring arrives, we are reminded why this is one of our favourite seasons – well, we love them all really, but especially the longer days, warmer temperatures, and return of life.  The birds are singing all around us, the plants are blooming again, animals we haven’t seen in awhile are making appearances – and…

Winter Wrap-up

Hey Folks! We had a great wrap-up to our Winter session this week, with pretty much blue bird skies all week long! As we explored and played, we reminisced about the past couple months and shared our favourite memories – turns out we did quite a bit over the winter session!  Here are some highlights…

Winter Wander-land

Hey Everyone, It’s a been awhile since we’ve been able to blog – the life of having an almost-one-year-old, and Kim returning back to teach at FNS – but we thought we’d get ya caught up on some of the exciting things we’ve been up to over the past few weeks.  When the snow days…

Trading Blanket, Skating and, naturally, a Zip Line.

Hey Folks! Well Winter certainly made its presence felt this week and our students embraced it full on!  Along with regular core routines and our wandering adventures, we had a special week where some students went skating on the pond, some built zip lines and others set up feeders to help us get even more…