Saturday Forest School – Birrarung Park, Bulleen

  • 09/06/2018
    9:30 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 our new weekend forest school!  Kids will learn life skills 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.

This morning at Birranung Park we’ll be going for a bush walk to the wetlands and learning all about the animals that live there. Then on our return, we’ll light a warm fire and enjoy making some bush tea  & popcorn while we share some stories and fun games around the fire. 

Our forest school aims to inspire creativity, a natural curiosity and enriching sensory play experience while seeking to follow their interests and a instil 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 Ashlee and Adam.

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.

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.

Ages: 6-12 years

Images via Little and Co Photography

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

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