• Learning. Naturally.

    Learning. Naturally.

    We believe that learning in a natural setting creates an enhanced sense of self-awareness and responsibility for care of the environment.

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What is Forest School?

An Outdoor recreational program for children ages 3-12 in Hubley and Fall River.  We focus on child led, inquiry based, emergent, play and place based learning in woodlands of Halifax, Nova Scotia. 


Fall Summary- Hubley

We enjoyed a warm and successful Fall Season at our Hubley location.  With 10 children in total, we accumulated 240 hours of outdoor time!

We took many hikes to observe wildlife, flora and fauna, did gardening, enjoyed unstructured play and played with loose parts as well.  

We are thankful to our wonderful volunteer Carleigh for all her efforts on behalf of these youth as well as our amazing staff team!

We hope everyone has a great winter and we will see you in 2018! 

Who Are We?

We are a not-for-profit organization started in 2016 by Sara Wolthers and Kellie Allen.  As loving mothers, community members and Forest School Practitioners, Our Vision is to reconnect every child with nature.  Our Mission is to help children build their self esteem, practical skills, confidence and learning in a safe, fun, outdoor environment.   

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Also, watch for exciting news coming in the new year about after school programming in 2018/19 school year!


providing A safe, loving environment for your child to thrive in

At Forest School, we believe that being outside brings increased health and wellness, confidence, social and intellection skills.


Children are allowed to take risks and learn on their own terms under the guidance of adults who care. 


Forest School develops a connection to and a knowledge about the land. 

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Unique activities they will love.

In today's world, children are exposed to decreased physical activity and increased screen time. Our Forest School enables them to unplug and spend unstructured play time outdoors. Every day is different because they direct their learning and adventure always happens.  

The types of activities they can engage in include things like group games, flora and fauna identification, fire building and safety, hand tools, cookouts, foraging, learning knots, art, music and storytelling. 


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