FAB Forest and Nature Schools

Make connections, be curious, and have fun!

Join us on our next adventure, as we wander the forests, connect with the land, and have friendly encounters with the flora and fauna of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere. Learn by doing, ask questions, and uncover answers. Nature loving facilitators will be with you every step of the way, as you meet new friends and explore your own unique interests in the outdoors. Our days are a balance of forest play, experimentation, challenge, and creative expression. Prepare to be inspired!

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What is Forest and Nature School?

You may have heard the term “Forest Kindergarten”, “Forest School”, or  “Wild School”. These programs and others are part of the Forest and Nature School movement. The intention is to support children as they create deeper connections with the local environment, through child-directed experiences. Programs may take place in a city park, open green space, or National Forest but what takes place, is always the same – Children at play in Nature. The goal of Forest School is to support children as they create deeper connections with Nature through play, exploration, and their natural curiosities. Facilitators follow in the footprints made by the child, observing and supporting wherever they are needed.

Forest School is an extension of the Forest and Nature School pedagogy, where knowledge and experiences are shared and gained about plants, food systems and the balance between nature and human needs. From planting seeds for tomorrow, to caring for the needs of the forest and the environment as a whole, children are engaged in learning principals of science, through the changing seasons. With a strong focus on the future, we aim to farm with nature and learn to overcome challenges and adapt to change. As the saying goes, give someone a fish and they will eat for one night, show someone how to fish and they will never go hungry.

Spring 2024

Forest School programming at Mac Johnson Wildlife Area (Brockville) and Camp Traill (Athens) is not available in Spring 2024.

We look forward to welcoming back all our Forest School families for the Fall 2024 program!

Details about Fall Forest School programming will be posted here once registration opens.

Contact education@fabn.ca to be placed on the Fall Forest School waiting list.

Thank You to our Sponsors & Donors

Nature Program Sponsors

Forest School

Please contact us at education@fabn.ca if  you have questions about FAB’s Forest School offerings.