Nature School

Participants spend the majority of the day outdoors in Heartland Forest’s beautiful natural setting.
play-based       place–based        child-led       emergent       experiential       inquiry–based

Special Introductory Rate

SIGN UP NOW TO RECEIVE:

5 Full Day - $30/session
5 Half Day - $15/session

Regular Price
Full Day - $50/ session
Half Day - $30/ session

Weekly Wednesdays
9:00 am to 4:00pm
Starting October 3rd 2018
Ages 4 – 6 years
 
Each session will have 1 Forest School Educator for every 6 children. Your child will benefit from low group ratios and experienced staff while exploring the natural world around them!Questions or Registration Contact: 

Lisa Staton 
Forest Discovery Director
(905) 356-7384 ext. 108
lisa.staton@heartlandforest.org

 

What is Nature School?
Forest and Nature School is an educational approach using emergent, experiential, inquiry-based, play based, and place-based learning methods within a natural space.  Curriculum standards are met during child – led explorations and experiences, as educators following the children’s interests, guide students into deeper thinking and understanding.
Student’s questions and ideas drive the learning process forward. These processes are then supported by the facilitator by guiding the student to further investigation and inquiry.

What are the benefits?
Research has shown participation in forest and nature school can lead to an improvement in: confidence, social skills, communication, physical stamina, fine and gross motor skills, creativity, resiliency, academic achievement, self-regulation, patience, focus, self esteem

 

Please gather for sign-in and sign-out at the park-side Coyote Den Pavilion.
Participants should be present at Heartland 15 minutes prior to session start.
Come explore and learn with us in this child led, emergent, experiential, inquiry – based, play based program!