9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join us at forest school where the children get to immerse themselves in the outdoors and create memories and a deep connection to nature that will last forever. They will learn essential bush skills for survival and how to use real tools while making friends and building confidence in the outdoors. If you have a curious child, a child that loves to climb, build, run and be free, then our forest school is for them. We’ll embark on many adventures through the bush where we learn, discover and explore our natural environment and it’s fascinating wildlife.
The children will go on a bush walk to the pond, build a cubby on the way and learn all about the animals that live at Currawong Bush Park. They will do a scavenger hunt, learn how to stay safe in the bush, bush navigation and even become ‘true’ detectives and explorers and draw their own map!
Our forest school aims to inspire creativity, a natural curiosity and enriching sensory play experience while seeking to follow their interests and a instill a love of learning. 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 workshop is run by Katie and Adam.
Katie is a passionate environmental educator and scientist who has over 20 years experience running environmental education programs. She is currently completing her studies in Early Childhood Education and has many years bush experience while conducting field research ‘off the beaten track’ in remote farming, forested and desert landscapes.
Adam spent his entire childhood in the bush, living off-grid, climbing mountains, playing in rivers, learning to fish, track, make fires and simplify ‘being’ in nature. He now hopes to share his childhood experiences with the next generation to inspire a deep connection to nature. He has a background in Outdoor Education and enjoys camping, rock climbing, and meditation.
Forest school is an all weather outdoor program so you need to make sure you bring appropriate weather protection and clothing. Children must have closed footwear when walking in the bush, sun hats, sunscreen, wet weather gear, plenty of snacks and water and a change of clothes. Our program will only be cancelled in the event of an extreme weather warning; fire, storm, high temperatures, and strong wind.
All facilitators hold a level two first advanced first aid and carry first aid kits with them at all times.
Ages: 6-12 years
FULL DAY OPTION AVAILABLE. Includes a BBQ lunch & hot chocolate, plus a forest school woodworking workshop in the afternoon.
*This is a drop off session without parents and numbers are limited to ensure small groups.