Maple Forest Field Trip

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 round of Arctic Fox. Sneaking, hiding, running, jumping, the arctic critters made their way across

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Over the Snow and Through the Mud

Over the Snow and Through the Mud

Over the remaining snowbanks and through the mud, to Maple Forest we went! The sap was dripping, the river was flowing, that earthy spring smell was in the air! Just as the plants are preparing for their spring emergence, our chickadees were highly energized (despite Sundays time change!). Maybe it was the full moon, or the winds of change blowing through the forest, whatever the reason they were ready for

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The Meaford Forest News

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 over here, let’s go interview them. Oh wait! Now that I am closer I can

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Chick-a-dee-ville

Chick-a-dee-ville

Hey Everyone, This week we seemed to be followed all day by some of our smaller friends…birds! We hung our first bird feeder this morning and it only took mere minutes before the flock of birds came swooping around us. Some of our visitors were chickadees and white breasted nuthatches. We were so proud of all our little hands who stayed quiet and still while we had birds fly around

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A snow ocean filled with fish

A snow ocean filled with fish

Hey Folks, We were greeted this morning by a bunch of lovely birds hanging out in our Trembling Aspen trees, yet to identified, they did sound very peaceful and nice background music to our day. Our morning was engrossed with boats, submarines, oceans and hunting. But our students weren’t just hunting for any kind of fish, they were diving deep into the depths of the oceans, to the deepest darkest

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Snowshoes and Snow Cheetahs?

Snowshoes and Snow Cheetahs?

Hey Folks, We didn’t notice any super storm today, but we did discover new dens, plants and play! The hunt for the perfect slide was on our radar this morning and while we all had fun sliding through the trees others still feel like there is a hidden gem just waiting to be found and slid on. The powder gave us a great opportunity to build an awesome throne around

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A Song of Sun and Snow

A Song of Sun and Snow

Did you notice the “drip drip” of melting snow promising a balmy late winters day this morning? The sun was shining, and the snow was melting, revealing long lost treasures everywhere. We started our own treasure hunt, hiding pine cones for each other to find. Soon we were distracted by treasures that had been hiding in the snow for much longer! A red, roundish, heavy rock-like object was uncovered, which

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New paths create new memories

New paths create new memories

Hey Folks, There is nothing more joyful and pure than observing children in their natural environment and doing what children do best, which is to play! It’s pretty fascinating on how a child’s play start one way and seamlessly transition into something else, and then again and again. This morning our students discovered bum slide hill had turned into super fast slippy slide hill, where we inevitably had to prepare

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All about connections!

All about connections!

Hi Friends, We often find ourselves taking time to love ourselves and others, while our connection with nature tends to take the back burner. We wanted to focus on how we connect with nature and how nature connects with us. Taking time this morning with our tea we sat in our favourite spots and reflected on deeper questions. As we all know nature is pretty amazing and it works so

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