Jays vs Juncos

Hey Everyone, Wow! What a fun-filled week at Forest School. Our focus was on birds this week and we had just the right mix of rainy days and sunshine to see them keeping busy and singing songs… though Thursday students might not agree with the sunshine part! Our bird feeders from last week welcomed new…

Wild about Animals

Hey Everyone, We had a fun week at Forest School exploring the wonderful and intricate world of Animals.  And we were SURROUNDED by them this week.  A hare one morning, a groundhog, lots of squirrels, our resident chipmunk and even a bat that literally hung out on the school house all day. Oh and of…

Fire Keepers and Rainfall Warnings

Hey Folks, Firstly, a BIG welcome to our new students and their families this semester – Forest School is booming and we are so happy to have a growing community.  Also, a BIG welcome back to our students from the Fall, and of course our courageous Winter semester crew!  We’re in for a good season…

Good-bye Winter, Hello Spring

Hey Friends! This week at Forest School we spent our last day of Winter semester building shelters for our community, student led games and reflecting on our time spent with each other. A little fun was also spent around the fire-creating banana boats. Another epic day! Our morning was spent discovering animals and natural objects…

Celebrate Good Times

Hey Everyone! We celebrated the end of our semester with a little “spring cleaning” this week and spent some time outfitting our sit spots, exploring  the “concrete factory” and updating the amenities at our camp sites. Naturally, students incorporated some slack lining and tree climbing too! Over both days, it was awesome to watch creativity…

Exploring the Bruce Trail

Hey Folks! This week at Forest School we wanted to take our kids off the property and explore some of the Bruce Trail that is located right in our own “backyard”. Words could not express how much fun we had today exploring a new part of the Bruce Trail, some of our hiking goals were…

Ice Slides and Cave Dwellers (and sunny, sunny days!)

Hey Everyone, This week on Tuesday we celebrated International Forest Day and Wednesday we celebrated International Water Day.  I guess the world kicks environmental protection into high gear come Spring!  And what better way to celebrate than check out some of our local protected areas! We headed out to explore some new wonders in our…

Welcome March Break

Hey Folks! We had an amazing day at Forest School this week, and with it being March Break we wanted to take advantage of inside and outside activities, even if it was -18 with wind chill! We touched back to a topic we focused on last week, which was all about our community, and headed…