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Registration Forms

Use the forms below to register for our programs. You can fill in the PDF file on your computer and email it back to us. The form may open in a new window on your web browser or you might be prompted to save the file, depending on which web browser you are using. You … Registration Forms Read More »
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FOREST AND NATURE SCHOOL IN CANADA

A Head, Heart, Hands Approach to Outdoor Learning This PDF was published by Forest School Canada. The following is the preface by David Sobel. The original kindergarten—the children’s garden—conceived by German educator Friedrich Froebel in the 19th century, was a place where children learned through play, often in nature.That idea is fast eroding. Children aren’t … FOREST AND NATURE SCHOOL IN CANADA Read More »
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LATEST COVID-19 GUIDELINES

We are following the most up-to-date guidelines from the Alberta Government website as they pertain to relaunch phases and restrictions set forth regarding day camps. Upon registering your child, you will be asked to acknowledge your understanding of Covid-19 guidelines as they pertain to our operations and your responsibility as a parent or caregiver in … LATEST COVID-19 GUIDELINES Read More »
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Parent Handbook

Parents and caregivers interested in registering their child for a Forest School program are advised to read our Parent Handbook before doing so. You can also download this document as a PDF. little pine learning parent handbook Core Values, Vision and Mission Statements Core Values Children have the right to experience the developmental benefits of playing in … Parent Handbook Read More »
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Guiding Principles of Forest and Nature School Canada (FNSC)

When implementing Forest and Nature School Canada programs, we are committed to upholding the principles outlined in the Forest and Nature School Canada: A Head, Heart, Hands Approach to Outdoor Learning document. Forest and Nature School: is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in the same natural space (local forests, creeks, meadows, prairie grasses, mountains, … Guiding Principles of Forest and Nature School Canada (FNSC) Read More »
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Forest and Nature School and Resilience

This is a story about a nearly-retired classroom teacher and a newly-certified Forest and Nature School Practitioner, one and the same. I was first trained as an early childhood educator 35 years ago. Since I started the FNS practitioner training in November of 2018, however I have reflected on how the Forest School ethos not … Forest and Nature School and Resilience Read More »
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Risky Play

“We need to let children move in ways that make adults gasp.” Angela Hanscom There is no discussion about Forest School that doesn’t include the concept of ‘risky play’. So, what is it? Risky play was a term developed by Norwegian researcher, Ellen Sandseter and includes six specific types. Play at great heights: climbing trees, … Risky Play Read More »

Registration Forms

Use the forms below to register for our programs. You can fill in the PDF file on your computer and email it back to us. The form may open in…

FOREST AND NATURE SCHOOL IN CANADA

A Head, Heart, Hands Approach to Outdoor Learning This PDF was published by Forest School Canada. The following is the preface by David Sobel. The original kindergarten—the children’s garden—conceived by…

LATEST COVID-19 GUIDELINES

We are following the most up-to-date guidelines from the Alberta Government website as they pertain to relaunch phases and restrictions set forth regarding day camps. Upon registering your child, you…

Parent Handbook

Parents and caregivers interested in registering their child for a Forest School program are advised to read our Parent Handbook before doing so. You can also download this document as…

Forest and Nature School and Resilience

This is a story about a nearly-retired classroom teacher and a newly-certified Forest and Nature School Practitioner, one and the same. I was first trained as an early childhood educator…

Risky Play

“We need to let children move in ways that make adults gasp.” Angela Hanscom There is no discussion about Forest School that doesn’t include the concept of ‘risky play’. So,…