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Welcoming Autumn & News Ways of Learning

Welcoming Autumn & News Ways of Learning

  “Live in each season as it passes; breathe in the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the Earth.” - Henry David Thoreau  On September 22nd, the Northern hemisphere welcomed the first day of autumn. On this day, also...

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What Does Flow Learning in a Forest Look Like?

What Does Flow Learning in a Forest Look Like?

“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”― Rainer Maria Rilke Last week, we adventured and found a new way into our home into the woods. Our learners held back prickly vines for their friends, taking care...

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Ahhhh Mathematics, the Universal Language

Ahhhh Mathematics, the Universal Language

“To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature ... If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in.” ― Richard...

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Building Community (and Kingdoms) at Forest School

Building Community (and Kingdoms) at Forest School

 "Children see magic because they look for it.” - Christopher Moore Most adults walk into the woods and see a pile of sticks on the ground, and only see the pile of sticks. Our Forest School learners walk into the woods and see a pile of sticks on the ground as a...

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What’s The Funny Thing About Coming Home?

What’s The Funny Thing About Coming Home?

“It's a funny thing about comin' home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You'll realize what's changed is you.”― F. Scott Fitzgerald Today, we were honored to welcome our family back into the woods. But truthfully, it took us a minute during set up...

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We Are Reopening this Fall!

We Are Reopening this Fall!

We have a lot on our side at Forest School to welcome you home safely. We have enviable porous surfaces and sunlight abound.

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Forest School at Home // North: Self Sufficiency

Forest School at Home // North: Self Sufficiency

The North is self sufficiency; the calm, flexible wisdom commonly seen from a seasoned elder. It is about adapting to the flow of life instead of futilely struggling against it. It is that old saying of “go with the flow”. Self Sufficiency also means assessing...

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Forest School At Home // Northwest: Awe & Reverence

Forest School At Home // Northwest: Awe & Reverence

The Northwest is a time for awe and reverence. The experience of being “awestruck” translates into being humbled by something bigger than yourself. The Northwest is a time in the present to show gratitude for the knowledge from those that came before us and of the...

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Forest School at Home // Southwest: Caring + Tending

Forest School at Home // Southwest: Caring + Tending

Odawa Peacemaker, Paul Raphael uses the expression, “Lay low and tend your fire.” This image describes the essence of the Caring and Tending Spirit. The Earth itself exemplifies this nurturing spirit by  continually providing for and supporting our lives. As...

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