Our programs are carefully designed to deepen ecological awareness through creative problem solving, team and personal challenges, and exploratory play. We aim to foster and deepen a sense of wonder and curiousity within each child through interacting with the land. We weave together instructional time for outdoor skills (e.g. wildlife tracking, fire-making, natural shelter-building, harvesting and working with locals plants), facilitated games to activate and train our awareness skills, and open play.
We use specific core routines including sit spots, nature journalling, creative storytelling, songs and the art of questioning. Each of these routines uniquely contributes to an overall sense of community and meaning for each learner over time. We aim to inspire confidence, resilience and community interacting with the natural world.
Our programs include:
natural shelter building techniques
visits from local Elders, trappers and specialists sharing stories, skills and cultural activities
sneaking silently in the woods and animal stalking