Education - Farm & Forest School

Rewilding Education: Farm & Forest School

The warm, spring sun is shining, plants are sprouting and our forest is waking up. Rewilding Education is excited to announce that new outdoor educational programs are coming to our community! Our mission is to create a space where children have an opportunity to become deeply connected to the natural world, to one another, and to themselves. Our focus is on educating the whole child: heads, hearts and hands.

"Open yourself to up to nature, and you will be shown a whole magical world of adventure."

Our programs expertly blend Forest School philosophy with garden- based education, and are inspired by Waldorf, Montesorri and Reggio Emilia approaches to education. We were founded by an Ontario Certified Teacher, with over 20 years of experience educating children.

"My Grown-up and Me" Forest School Saturdays Registration:

Sign up form forms.gle/QVDRGwJEHXr3FJoY9

Pricing
$10/day donation to Moondance Organic Gardens
Etransfers can be sent to mogfarm@gmail.com with the word "Kids" in the message box.

Spring 2022 Dates: June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25
Time: 10:00AM- 12:00PM

Depending on which day you sign up for, we will contact you by email after you sign up with more information about where to meet and what to bring with you. You can sign up for 1, 2, 3 days or all of them!

At the start of each lesson, we will have a welcome time where we will talk about the farm, and discuss what we will be learning that day. An adult must stay for the duration of the program- siblings may share the same adult.

Things that your child will learn may include:
- Planting seeds
- What seeds need to grow and thrive
- Biodiversity
and much more including increasing their connection to the earth.

Registration is NOW OPEN for Summer Camps

Please complete the registration form HERE: forms.gle/DYJuxUu8pvdPBVM56

Summer camps:
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 3:30 - $300 + HST
(Before and After Care is available: 8:30-9:00 & 3:30-4:30 $100 + HST)

Deposit due upon registration: $50/week/child

Dates:
Week 1: July 18-22
Week 2: July 25-29
Week 3: August 15-19
Week 4: August 22-26

Our summer camp programs provide a safe, fun space that nurtures a child's desire to be outdoors! Every day will include activities based on the needs of the gardens (what needs to be planted, weeded or harvested), and exploring the forest on the property. No two days are ever the same! Our days are dynamic depending on the ever-changing natural environment of the farm and forest (evidence of animals, emergence of new flowers, what needs to be planted, weeded or harvested, insect activity, effects of weather on the land etc.) We will explore the gardens, learn about biodiversity, how to plant seeds, and what plants need to thrive while working hands on in the garden. We will also spend time exploring the forest on-site, building forts, and playing in the ever popular 'Mud Kitchen'. The educators will provide opportunities for outdoor skill development, cooperative games, crafts, and LOTS of movement. The day's activities begin and end in our gathering space where we will share stories, songs, poems, or plays. Educators also add to the day's learning by introducing provocations such as simple tools and loose parts used for building, planting and creating. We spend all our time outdoors, rain or shine! In the case of inclement weather, we have a safe, indoor space to take shelter or take a break from the sun's heat or the falling rain. Campers are to bring 2 healthy snacks, lunch and 2 full water bottles to fuel our bodies for the day. Join us for a week of growing, exploring and fun!

Preschool Programs:
Monday/Wednesday 9:30-11:30
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30- 11:30
Farm & Forest Fridays: "My Grown-up & Me" Tot Program: 9:30-11:00

We would LOVE to hear from you! If you have any questions
please contact Becky at: rewildingedu@gmail.com