Wild Roots Nature and Forest School is located at MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre in Cumberland, Ontario. We offer a complete nature immersion program for children ages 4-8 years. Our outdoor classroom has over 425 acres to explore! Our site is diverse and includes; wetland, agricultural fields, red maple swamps and mixed mature forests.
Wild Roots Nature and Forest School expanded in 2019 with a Beach School program at Petrie Island in Orleans, Ontario. Our Beach School is, put simply, Forest School on the beach! Children learn about the environment and the amazing processes on our river and wetlands, safely alongside certified Forest School Practitioners. Our students observe turtles basking in the sunshine, watch the great blue heron take flight and learn about the diverse plant life on the island.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we were unable to expand our Winter/Spring 2021 programs. All of our half-day classes are full. Please email us to be added to our waiting list.
Stay tuned for upcoming Nature Babies, Eco Yoga and Forest Bathing sessions!
Our mission is to introduce nature to young children who have little to no experience in an outdoor setting and to further develop skills of children already comfortable with learning and playing in a natural environment.
Our students develop and build an on-going relationship with the land, and thus developing pride, ownership and environmentally sustainable behaviours. Students of Wild Roots Nature and Forest School will naturally become well-informed caring stewards of MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre presently and for future generations to come.
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3685 Wilhaven Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K4C 1J8, Canada