Forest School & Ecological Studies

Note: Proper footwear, rubber boots or closed toed shoes, is essential for students, teachers and parent volunteers to maximize the learning potential and related enjoyment of these programs.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS (1 adult for every 5 students).

Human Survival (Gr. 4 to 7)

Students will learn about human survival through exploring one’s basic needs of survival, what to pack in their backpacks when going on a hike, how to dress appropriately, basic first aid and how to build a safe and effective shelter. Students will also participate in fire building.

This half day program complements well with the Wayfaring, Predator/Prey Survival Game, or the Compass O programs.

Junior Ranger Walk (Kindergarten to Gr. 3)

Students will explore nature using the sense of sight, touch, hear, and smell. This program includes age appropriate activities which may include: bark/leaf rubbing, bug hunt, basic plant identification, animal track identification, sit spots, and other nature games.

Lost in the Woods (Kindergarten to Gr. 3)

Students will learn about surviving in the woods. While embracing a campfire atmosphere, the program explores one’s basic needs of survival, what to pack in their backpacks when going on a hike, how to dress appropriately, and how to build a safe and effective shelter. This half day program pairs well with the Wayfaring programs.

General Information

  • All Programs must be reserved in advance and are designed as half-day sessions for a minimum of 15 students per program. Two half-day programs make an exciting full-day program.
  • Program runs rain or shine (unless extreme weather conditions are forecasted).
  • Supervisors are expected to remain with their group throughout the visit (program/lunch) and are responsible for discipline.
  • December to March, combine one half-day program, with half-day snowshoeing