In-Person Workshops

Tools Workshop (*NEW*!) / Atelier sur les outils (*NOUVEAU* !)

This is an outdoor, experiential workshop for any adult who wishes to be more comfortable working with tools and/or working with tools with children in their programs. You will have an opportunity to:

  • Practice working with bow saws, hand drills and knives
  • Learn to build shelters with tarps and ropes
  • Create your own wooden item
  • Understand the ecological impact of using tools and harvesting from the Land
  • Learn how to support tool use and practice with children in your programs

Upcoming dates to be announced!

Il s’agit d’un atelier expérientiel en plein air destiné à tout adulte souhaitant se sentir plus à l’aise avec les outils et/ou travailler avec des enfants dans le cadre de leurs programmes. Vous aurez l’occasion de :

  • Exercer le travail avec des scies à archet, des perceuses à main et des couteaux
  • Apprendre à construire des abris avec des bâches et des cordes
  • Créer votre propre objet en bois
  • Comprendre l’impact écologique de l’utilisation d’outils et de la récolte de la terre
  • Apprendre à soutenir l’utilisation et la pratique d’outils par les enfants dans vos programmes

Prochaines dates à annoncer!

Dates Coming Soon!
Dates à venir !

Tools Workshop2 days

$ 275

per personTwo-Day Workshop

Atelier sur les outils

$ 275

2 joursAtelier de deux jours

Online Workshops

Introduction to Risky Play

The Introduction to Risky Play Workshop provides the research, tools and language you need to support risky play with confidence.

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Intro to Risky Play WorkshopEarly-bird pricing until the end of 2022

$ 65

per personAn introduction to risky play based on our in-person 2 day workshop.

How to Start a Forest/Nature School Webinar Series

Are you hoping to start your own Forest and Nature School program, but you’re not sure where to start? Join us for this 2-part webinar series! Our bilingual panel of experienced FNS founders/practitioners from across the country will share how they started their programs, things they wish they knew before they got started, and things they’d do differently now!

You may access all webinar resources and recordings.

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How to Start a Forest/Nature School2 part webinar series

$ 100

per person

About Our Workshops

What is the difference between the Workshops and the Forest and Nature School Practitioners Course?

Each of our workshops offers something different, be it a taste of Forest and Nature School or a deep dive into supporting opportunities for risk-taking in children’s play. The workshops are ideal for anyone and everyone looking to support play and learning in the outdoors, across sectors.

The Forest and Nature School Practitioners Course is intended for educators or those with similar backgrounds who are interested in starting their Forest and Nature School programs, or in incorporating elements of the philosophy into their practice. The Practitioners Course is a significant, year-long commitment, while the workshops are less so!

Are the workshops for individuals or groups?

Both! We offer workshops at our headquarters, the Ottawa Forest and Nature School, throughout the year. Any interested individuals can register. We also work with organizations to tailor or workshops to meet your needs, in a location convenient for you.

Are there prerequisites for the workshops?

No, the workshops are designed for anyone and everyone looking to support play and learning outdoors in their practice, from all sectors.

There are no dates listed above. When is the next workshop and how can I register?

Workshop dates will be posted as they are scheduled. Please check back frequently! If you are interested in booking a workshop for your group, please get in touch with us to find a convenient time and location for you.

Where do you offer the workshops?

We often host workshops at our headquarters at the Ottawa Forest and Nature School, but we can facilitate workshops across the country. Please get in touch with us for more information.