Forest School

The inception of Forest Schools began in the late 1950’s in Sweden. Quickly spreading to Germany and other countries in Europe, this educational approach was widely acknowledged as a viable form of teaching young children in a natural, outdoor setting. Its popularity grew exponentially as families discovered the many attributes of this type of learning.

With our varied, abundant, and accessible natural landscapes, The Forest School concept translates particularly well to our Canadian context. From Nova Scotia, Ontario, and to the West Coast, Forest and Nature schools are rapidly emerging across the country. For further information, we recommend perusing the following site:


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