Maple Forest

kmartin/ March 12, 2020/ Air, Animal Tracking, Birds, Community, Hiking, Maple Syrup, Plants, Shelter, Teamwork, Trees, Wandering, Wasaga/ 0 comments

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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Fishing, Ash Trees and Shelter building

kmartin/ December 1, 2019/ Ecosystems, Fall Fun, Fire Building, Hiking, Insects, Past Stories, Plants, Shelter, Teamwork, Trees, Wasaga/ 0 comments

Hey Friends!  This week at Forest School we had the unique opportunity to learn from a member of Parks Ontario. We welcomed our new friend in with open arms and Trish taught us all about an invasive species – the Emerald Ash Borer, and the effects they have on our local Ash trees. We particularly focused on our forested area. Did you know that at the Blue Berry trails alone

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Nature’s Playground

kmartin/ November 21, 2019/ Animal Tracking, Fall Fun, Fire Building, Hiking, Ice, Past Stories, Plants, Teamwork, Wandering, Wasaga/ 0 comments

Hi Friends, When was the last time you climbed to the tippy top of a tree? Or heard the sound of a bird flying overhead or the creeks and cracks of dancing trees? Our students were put right in the thick of all these beautiful sounds today among so much more!  Characteristics of a Blue Heron: Provides messages of self- determination and self- reliance. They follow their unique wisdom and

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Chipmunks and Cedar Trees

kmartin/ November 18, 2019/ Animal Tracking, Fall Fun, Fire Building, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Ice, Past Stories, Plants, Shelter, Teamwork, Trees, Winter Fun/ 0 comments

Hi Folks, We have said it before and we will say it again, we can not believe how fast our day flies when we are having fun! We kept busy this morning by constructing tunnels, relaxing on the hammocks, dodging meteors, building little and GIANT snowmen, discovering abandonded paper wasp nests, catching winter spiders and playing games, so needless to say we kept busy! Each morning our students will take

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Snow Snow, stay and play!

kmartin/ November 9, 2019/ Animal Tracking, Community, Fall Fun, Fire Building, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Past Stories, Plants, Shelter, Snow, Teamwork, Wandering, Winter Fun/ 0 comments

Hi Friends, Mother Nature sure did hand us a bag full of every type of weather this week, and we still loved every minute of it! Each day at Forest School always looks a little different and discoveries are always unfolding, but some things were consistent throughout our week – like how the snow makes sounds seem more dense, less birds and noise, our well known hikes have become more

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Mysteries for days….

kmartin/ November 4, 2019/ Community, Fall Fun, Fire Building, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Past Stories, Plants, Quiet Mind, Teamwork, Trees/ 0 comments

Hi Friends, Another pretty awesome week we had, starting off with a pretty epic mud kitchen, some hard core obstacle course construction and our imagination even helped us become local farmers. With all the rain this morning, our students were lucky and discovered 3 rainbows. We pondered about rainbows and why they appear after a rain storm. We all came to the conclusion it was a beautiful sight to see

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Love for all weather!

kmartin/ October 31, 2019/ Cooking, Fall Fun, Past Stories, Plants, Teamwork, Trees, Wasaga/ 0 comments

Hi Friends, What an incredibly creative day we had! We were very curious students today and started looking at different types of creature and plants such as : Red Spotted Purple (Butterfly) Emerald Ash Borer Wooly Bear American Dagger Northern Oriole We also love rain days because it gives our students the opportunity to dive into their imagination and creative side. We were big builders and inventors – from the

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Natures Colour Wheel

kmartin/ October 17, 2019/ Amphibians, Fall Fun, Hiking, Past Stories, Plants, Shelter, Survival, Teamwork, Trees, Wandering, Wasaga/ 0 comments

Hi Friends! We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and we were excited to hear all about your child’s long weekend stories! Our question of the day was: What have you noticed in our environment? And we love hearing the answers because they always vary so much. Ranging from the colours of the leaves, no birds or sun in the sky, that it feels colder, or that they didn’t see

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Rain?…What Rain??

kmartin/ September 23, 2019/ Amphibians, Ecosystems, Fall Fun, Fire Building, Food, FSFNS Blog, Insects, Past Stories, Plants, Teamwork/ 0 comments

Hi Friends, This week we welcomed the rain, and while some of us may stay inside to stay dry, our students embraced the rain and discovered our soil ecosystem, which was full of life! We even learned a  new song called Young and Wild – ask your child to sing it for you! While some of our students started their day playing rain hockey/rain soccer, some were working on their

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Music is everywhere!

kmartin/ September 19, 2019/ Animal Tracking, Art, Community, Fall Fun, FSFNS Blog, Hiking, Insects, Journaling, Map Making, Past Stories, Plants, Shelter, Teamwork, Wandering, Wasaga/ 0 comments

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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