Summer 2017 Forest School Training
5 Days of Wonder-Full Outdoor Learning
We're offering five days of wonder-full professional development for teachers, early childhood educators, and those who are curious about forest school philosophy, teaching techniques, and hands-on activities.
When: Wednesday, August 23rd to Sunday August 27th from 9:30-4:30, except Sunday which is 9:30-3
Where: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, North Vancouver (meet in the picnic area near the gazebo)
What Will You Learn?
- Forest school philosophy
- Daily routines
- Preparation and safety
- Games and other activities to engage the senses
- Storytelling in the forest
- Creating open-ended nature art opportunities
- Hands-on skills such as knife skills, cordage and knots, and shelter-building
You'll come away engaged, refreshed, and ready to incorporate forest school into your program.
If you can't join us for the full five days but would like to explore hands-on forest school activities, join us for our forest school skills weekend on August 26th and 27th.
If you are looking for a place to stay in Lynn Valley, we recommend looking at AirBnB. Here is a map of local places to stay.
About Your Teachers:
More teacher information to come!
Tricia is passionate about connecting people with natural places. For more than 20 years, she has worked as a nature educator, developing programs that explore the streams, forests, plants and animals of the temperate rainforest. She is a permaculture teacher and a writer who focuses on science and sustainability. When she is not working and learning and writing about the outdoors, you can find her hanging out with her daughter, running, gardening, or caring for her menagerie of pets. She enjoys traveling to amazing natural places and sharing them with her daughter. She also loves stomping in the mud!
Daniella has studied and taught at wilderness schools across North America and is a graduate of the Anake Outdoor School at Wilderness Awareness School and the Depth Mentoring Apprenticeship at Twin Eagles Wilderness School. Through her time living among indigenous people in West Africa, as well as her 5 years spent living completely off the grid during which time she built several cabins by hand, she brings a depth of experience. She travelled in the mountains for an entire month with the Living Wild School and subsisted on wild foods with only buckskin clothes and stone tools. Daniella holds a diploma in counseling and creates a holistic environment for passionate learning, resilient community building, and soulful living. The natural world is one of Daniella’s greatest teachers.
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Fresh Air Learning
Fresh Air Learning is a Metro Vancouver-based outdoor learning program for children. Our children learn in the forest and on the farm. Our program is inspired by the child-led philosophy of forest school.