Forest and Nature Programming

Our Forest and Nature School educators strive to provide children with opportunities to build an ongoing relationship with the land, with each other, and with themselves. Ottawa Forest and Nature School programs, while sharing space on the outdoor learning continuum with other outdoor and environmental education programs, adhere to basic principles that define and distinguish them:
  • regular and repeated access to the land
  • child-centred, interest-led, inquiry-driven, educator-supported, learning and connecting through play on the land
We continue to be inspired by Indigenous history and presence on the land and acknowledge that we are walking and playing on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabeg Territory. Ottawa Forest and Nature School offers children, families and their communities inclusive, safe and supported, opportunities to learn and form connections to the land, each other, and themselves through child-centred, interest-led play in Ottawa’s urban nature continuum- from forests to parks, meadows to mud-puddles. To learn more about The Forest and Nature Programming offered by AFCS, CLICK HERE To learn more about the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada, CLICK HERE