We offer a self directed program for children from the age of 7 to Adults using Project Based Learning (PBL). We offer PBL within the forest and natural learning school and online – they choose a topic to explore in the context of a forest school.
PBL Online Classes – This program works well for people who want to do Learning Project on a topic they are passionate about. We also offer eco-challenges for students wanting to pursue an ecoc-challenge project.
Once a week students will check in with the facilitator online, work on exploring their topic, creating learning goals, exploring resources exploring and completing a final project plan. The facilitator will help guide them through process, adjust for any issues or difficulties found, help with collaborators and resources as well as give feedback on the goals they have set towards the final project or result.
We have programs for children with online check ins meetings as well as child directed pedagogy training for students and adults 17 plus.
Project based Learning Classes for learners – 8-13 are – Genius Hour
Eco Challenge for learners 10-13 – Eco Challenge
Coming Fall 2021: Eco Challenge for learners 14-18 – Eco Challenge
Project based Learning Classes for teens 14-18 and adults are set up on a one to one or for your group. Contact us for details on how to set up.
PBL in the forest – Children develop a question, problem or challenge involved with nature or with running a forest school. Children and Adults then gain knowledge, understanding and mastery through exploring the topic and setting their own goals and final project or result. The facilitator guides them through this process and provides guidance and troubleshooting when needed.
Examples of Natural Learning projects done: How to include more self directed play in a teachers classroom, Why does a forest kindergarten model increase creativity, How do wild strawberries grow, What can you tell from tracks, how do I build a sustainable house, building an aquaponic system
Dates – The in person sessions has been cancelled until further notice. Please check out our online self directed learning courses.
PBL Classes – This program works well for people who want to do a a Learning Project on a topic outside the Forest Program but still would like the structure of a a class to attend. Once a week for eight sessions students will meet with the facilitator as they develop topics, work on exploring the topic and meet their own goals and final project or result. Projects can be done on their own or as a group project. The facilitator will help guide them through process, adjust for any issues or difficulties found, help with collaborators and resources as well as give feedback on the goals.
Dates – Our in Person classes have been cancelled until further notice. Please check out our online self directed learning courses.