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,…

Track and Seek!

“More snow, more snow, more snow!” rang through the Meaford forest as the kids made their way back from a day of fun in the wintery weather. Next week I think a song may come from this chant, to entice the snow to keep falling. What fun it is to run and play in the…

Autumn Leaves

Leaves in the air, Fall colours everywhere. What on earth could we use these leaves for? We had at least 3 ideas, maybe more! Providing camouflage to hide our treasures, Running like chipmunks, it was not a day of leisure. Creating magic wands that cast spells, Transformed us into frogs, trees, a painted turtle shell….

Animals and Perfect Puddles

The rain was no obstacle for us in Meaford today! The puddles were ripe for the jumping and it helped us fine tune our shelter building. We were keen observers of what the animals we saw are up to this time of year, and tried to mimic their behaviours. We noticed that some creatures are…