Be the change you want to see in the world – the creation of forest nurseries
Little Forest Folk, London, UK
How to create full-time fully outdoor forest nurseries that immerse young children in nature, helping them become creative, resilient little learners. Develop an educational experience situated in magical natural environments where children’s imaginations are free to run wild. Learn the fundamentals of how to enable inspirational self-directed, mixed-age learning where free play, fresh air, exposure to the natural world and physical activity are an integral part of learning.
LITTLE FOREST FOLK – THE MOTIVATION
It’s impossible to teach people how to provide children with the experience a forest nursery can offer, so we thought we’d show and tell instead. The lesson to start with, as in all aspects of life, is WHY?
The purpose behind nature education for children, the motivation to take on a project like this and why it’s so important.
Our people, that is the adults who are our educators and the children, who we have absolute faith in to direct their own education are at the heart of a high quality learning experience within the early years. How to create a community of learners where we help children learn instead of teaching them.
Spending time in nature allows for a deep connection to the natural world and exposure to a learning environment full of imagination, challenge, inspiration, awe and wonder. Why and how to use forests instead of classrooms for learning environments.
There is no obstacle that can’t be overcome to create a natural learning experience for children. The nitty gritty of challenges, requirements and legislation involved with the creation of a forest nursery and how to work through them.