Welcome to the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada - join us in ensuring that all Canadian children and families get outside and play! We are a registered Canadian charity working to authentically collaborate across all sectors in support of outdoor play! We invite you to join us, connect, learn and get outside!
A year ago three partner organizations, (Forest School Canada, Child and Nature Alliance, and Focus on Forests), one funder (TD Friends of the Environment Foundation), one editor, as well as sixteen educators from across Canada all set out to develop a Forest and Nature School Guide. After many months of collaboration, dialogue, debate, writing and editing we're happy to launch "FOREST AND NATURE SCHOOL IN CANADA: A Head, Heart, Hands Approach to Outdoor Learning."
In these pages, you will find out more on the ethos of Forest and Nature School as it relates to a Canadian context, as well as what this ethos looks like in practice. We weave together principles, storytelling, place-based learning, play, and notions of risk like you've never seen it before! I'm confident this guide will be relevant to your work, and that together we're all making a difference at connecting children to the natural world