Currently we provide online workshops and consultation to educators. Check out our current online workshops here
We provide public or private Kindergartens that use play based, inquiry based learning a chance to experience their learning outdoors in a naturally forested area. We root this experience in the Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum by showing teachers how to apply their learning to curriculum goals met during the play based forest session. The sessions will be facilitated to provide training and insight on the challenges and unique use of child directed play and learning in nature as part of an inquiry, play based approach. The goal is that teachers will take what they learn to be more confident linking the Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum when they follow up with visits using the same techniques in their own local nature area or outdoor classroom.
We have half day 3 hour experiences where the children and teachers benefit from the philosophy of child directed learning and teachers are given the tools to be able to implement this in their own classrooms and outdoor spaces. The children will provide an activity in nature the Barrie Forest Kindergarten facilitator will root the learning in the Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum with the teachers as they learn how to document the learning.
We have temporarily suspended our in person Field Trips program. We will update when we have more information about being able to safely resume. Please visit our workshops page, linked above, to find out about upcoming workshops hosted or led by us to better your educational practice.