Established in 2014, the Ottawa Forest and Nature School is situated on 900 acres of National Capital Commission land in Ottawa’s Greenbelt on which our growing team of educators provide community-based and school-based programs. It also serves as a demonstration site to highlight innovative practices in Forest and Nature School, catalyzing the movement further with tangible stories about the power of play-based learning in nature.
We are excited to announce that the management of the Ottawa Forest and Nature School transitioned to Andrew Fleck Childcare Services July 1st, 2019. To learn more about this transition click below! For information on Ottawa Forest & Nature School programs and registration please visit the Andrew Fleck website here.
OFNS Transition Announcement
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Monthly Tour of Programs – Ottawa Forest & Nature School 
Interested in seeing what our work looks like in action? We invite you to attend our monthly tour of programs at our headquarters and demonstration site, the Ottawa Forest & Nature School. Participants will have the opportunity to take a guided tour around our site, ask questions to a qualified FNS practitioner, observe play, and learn more about the professional learning opportunities offered through the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada. The tour will take place in all weather on the first Friday of every month from 10:00am-11:30am. Suggested donation of $10-15.

Who: Anyone looking to learn more about Forest & Nature School and the programs offered by the Child and Nature Alliance of Canada and Andrew Fleck Children’s Services.  If you and your child are looking to visit the Ottawa Forest and Nature School, please see information about Andrew Fleck’s “Open Drop-In” program.

Where: We are located inside the Wesley Clover Campground (formerly the Ottawa Municipal Campground/Nepean Tent and Trailer Park), approximately 10 minutes west of downtown Ottawa – 411 Corkstown Road, Ottawa, ON, K2K0J5

When: First Friday of every month beginning on October 4th, 2019 from 10:00am-11:30am

Cost: Suggested donation of $10-15. Payable in cash (only) upon arrival

How: Sign up in advance here