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…

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…

Winter Survival (Memorial Park Edition!)

As we sat in our sit spots this morning, we noticed that the snow began swirling and falling faster in the few moments that we spent quietly observing! To ensure we stayed warm, we played a lively round of dragon tails and gathered around the campfire to open our day together. By the time we…

Letter from a Crow

Hello Forest School Friends, It was so nice to meet you today. I had a wonderful time flying around the blue skies following you on your adventures. It looked like you had a lot of fun making slides on the hill and scrambling back up to the top. I stayed on top of the light…

Play Days

Check out the action shots from today! Pizza cooked over the fire, hill sliding, jumping, running, hiding-it may look like all we do is play but there is important work going on in all this fun. Children have the opportunity to practise their communication skills when they want to make it to the top of…

The January Magic of Meaford

It has been an action packed few weeks Forest and Nature School in Meaford! This past week we were snowshoeing all over the park. It was such an exciting activity that a few students even left their boots in the snowshoes over lunchtime, to ensure a speedy return to the snow! We enjoyed cedar tea…

Memorial Park or Narnia?

As we wandered through the woods today, it was as if we had crawled through our wardrobes and entered the world of Narnia run by the snow queen. All of the trees were covered in a fresh blanket of white and the snow fell thickly around us. It was falling so quickly that the we…

Songs of the Forest

Mother nature greeted us with wintery weather this week at Memorial Park.  As we sat in our sit spots in the forest, snow lightly fell around us, and it was so silent we could almost hear it pattering onto the ground. In the distance the waves could be softly heard lapping at the shore, and…

Rain Rain, don’t go away!

Rain rain, don’t go away, and definitely come again another day! The students embraced the rain with open arms in Meaford this week. With all the snow gone it was as though we were exploring a completely new forest! A small river formed from the melt water and rain, which provided lots of opportunity for…

Tracks in the Snow

Tracks in the snow Oh where do you go? Sometimes you disappear up a tree Or get lost in the leaves Tracks in snow Oh what do you know? Are you tracking down prey, Or running to hide away? Tracks in the snow What do you have to show? The dance of the wild forest,…