Session 1 (morning)
01/02/2024 - 28/03/2024
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Session 2 (afternoon)
01/02/2024 - 28/03/2024
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us in Term 1 2024 for our Forest School program (9 weeks) at Banksia Park, situated on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People beside the Yarra River in north-eastern suburb of Bulleen.
Our unique and one of a kind Forest School program aims to educate children through child-led hands-on activities and learning, inspiring curiosity, creativity, teaching real-life skills, empowering children to develop confidence, build resilience and social skills.
Our team of highly experienced Forest School educators will support your child’s learning so that they become more confident, curious, capable and are taught to learn how to take safe risks in the bush through climbing, building and using real tools. They will also discover and learn about our natural environment and it’s fascinating wildlife.
Our Forest School aims to inspire creativity, a natural curiosity and enriching sensory play experience while following your child’s interests at all times. We also ensure that children learn to use their bodies so that they develop strength, good balance and coordination while learning to take safe risks with guidance and support from the educators.
This Forest School program is run by Adam and Penny.
- Adam is the founder of Eco Explorers and has been delivering bush programs to families for over seven years. He spent his entire childhood living and camping in the bush; climbing mountains, exploring rivers, learning to fish, track, make fires and to simplify… just ‘being’ at one in nature. He is also a forest school leader and has a background in Outdoor Education.
- Penny is a qualified level 3 Forest School Leader and Primary School Teacher who has extensive experience running bush programs for Eco Explorers for nearly 8 years. She has a wonderful ability to gently guide and connect with children to enable them to discover, learn and explore their natural environment.
Forest school Melbourne is an all-weather outdoor program and the environment is diverse, challenging and forever changing. There are many new and exciting risks that the children have to navigate. We have rules and policies in place that every child needs to be able to follow to keep themselves and everyone safe. If we assess that your child needs extra support to keep them safe, then we will work with you to provide that extra assistance and we may on occasions ask that you (or another family member) stay during the sessions.
Session 1. Ages: 4-8 years (drop off only session)
Session 2. Ages: 4-10 years (drop off only session)
Our Forest School is open to kinder aged, primary school and homeschool children.