Whirlpools and Waddling, Paddling and Pedaling

Whirlpools and Waddling, Paddling and Pedaling

Hey Folks! We had an awesome last few weeks of Forest School full of excitement and adventure! Here are some the highlights below, and scroll all the way down to check out the pics.  Thanks for the amazing year and see you in September! Mountain Biking We’ve got a ton of newly built trails at Forest School for Mountian Biking, so took advantage of this with a couple of our

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Imaginations running wild and splashing through the day.

Imaginations running wild and splashing through the day.

With the wild and mild temperature, our Forest School turned into what seemed like one big giant puddle!  Students took full advantage of this and had a blast splashing in it, breaking ice, and getting stuck  in mud (you may have noticed their clothes…). After reading “The Giving Tree” and finding our woolly bear caterpillar emerged for the warm day, we ventured out on a huge hike to Maple Forest

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Disc Golf and Salamanders

Disc Golf and Salamanders

Hey Everyone, Field Trip! And what a fun one we had. Have you ever played golf? Or thrown a Frisbee?  Well, we combined the two target games for a day of Disc Golf at Duntroon Highlands Nordic Centre.   They have a newly developed disc golf course on their fabulous 100 acre site.  For more information and your chance to play on your own, check out the Disc Course Association here.

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Kayak or Canoe…..

Kayak or Canoe…..

Hi Everyone, We enjoyed another awesome field trip this week to the Beaver River located in Heathcote. This river is a local favourite of ours, especially if we want to see an abundance of wild life!   Each week at Forest School we are reminded of how much of a caring community we have, and field trips bring out the best in us! After our morning routines each class bounced

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Row, row, row your boat!

Row, row, row your boat!

Hi Friends, This week we welcomed Collingwood’s Forest School students  to join us on our adventure down one of our favourite rivers – the Beaver River. Sadly, no actual beavers were spotted today. However, we would like to send out  a huge thank-you to Brian – our local plant ID expert, for showing the students some wild edibles this morning. Our students had the chance to eat black lochs flowers

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“Water” you waiting for?

“Water” you waiting for?

Hi Everyone, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” – Chinese proverb We enjoyed another awesome day at Forest School, and with the highly anticipated fishing day, our students were all super excited to get their day started! Throughout our morning we taught each other about frogs, turtles, fish and fun/interesting facts about water.

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Go(by!) fish!

Go(by!) fish!

Wow. There sure have been some incredible changes around the land at Bygone Days. Students have really taken to ensuring that all of our nature-tasks, like filling bird feeders and watering plants, are looked after upon arrival. This noteworthy interest and initiative certainly compliments their ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship and helps build that awesome connection with the land! And lately, they are keen to jump into all of the

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Bee-ware of the Bee’s

Bee-ware of the Bee’s

Hi Friends, We had an amazing dose of vitamin D while enjoying the summer weather today, and all the heat and humidity didn’t slow our kids down one bit! This week we touched on the topic of bee’s, while still enjoying our regular routines. We started our day with a student led game “Bee-ing Human” similar to tag, but this got us working up such sweat that we had to

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What do Turkey Nests, Sun Fires, Snapping Turtles and Leeks have in common?…

What do Turkey Nests, Sun Fires, Snapping Turtles and Leeks have in common?…

…Forest School!! Hey Everyone, This week the classes learned all about Ecosystems.  After our core routines, we started off by coming up with a working definition of what Ecosystems are and how they connect all over the world.  It was awesome to lean on the prior-knowledge of our students – we’ve got a clever bunch! After our lessons, we threw on our scientist hat and headed for the field to

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Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Hi Folks! Fresh spring air, and a brand new semester welcomed back all of our fellow Forest School students today, as well as a few new faces! This week at school we dove right back into our regular routines (smudge, check ins) and were all super excited with reconnecting with everyone. Our morning was all about exploring our grounds, and discovering passions, and curiosity within us. There was also an

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