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15
Aug

Forest School – Gresswell Forest

  • 02/10/2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a morning immersed outdoors, in the bush and create memories and a deep connection to nature that will last forever. At Forest School, your child is supported by qualified and experienced educators who will teach them bush survival skills and how to use/make 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.

Each session brings a new and exciting experience but some of the things that the children may learn is how to tie various rope knots and make rope swings, boats, ladders and other constructions, bush navigation, snake safety, learn how to track animals, all about our amazing wildlife, Indigenous history of local area, play games, go on a scavenger hunt, create art in nature and best of all build bush cubbies!

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  Adam and Ashlee.

Adam is the founder of Eco Explorers and has been delivering bush programs to families for over two 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. Adam now hopes to share his childhood & adult experiences with the next generation to inspire a deep connection with nature. He has a background in Outdoor Education and enjoys camping, bushcraft, rock climbing, and meditation.

Ashlee is a qualified and experienced, early childhood educator who has been working as a wilderness camp leader and as a theatre puppet maker for children for nearly 10 years. She has a passion for connecting children to nature and does so through creative activities, stories and games.

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.

Ages: 6-12 years

*Image courtesy of Muka Portraits

*This is a drop off and leave forest school workshop.

 

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