Wild Nomads Forest School
Wild Nomads Forest School – http://wildnomads.ca – is an educational approach involving learning and playing outside, in a natural environment. This approach is beneficial for teens as it offers many advantages, including:
- Improved Mental Health: Spending time in nature has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Forest School provides a safe and supportive environment for teens to explore their emotions and connect with their mental well-being.
- Increased Physical Activity: Forest School encourages movement, play and exploration, promoting a more active and healthy lifestyle.
- Boosted Creativity and Imagination: The natural environment of Forest School provides endless opportunities for creativity and imagination, helping teens develop their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
- Enhanced Learning and Engagement: Forest School offers hands-on learning experiences that can be more engaging and memorable than traditional classroom-based lessons.
- Improved Sense of Community: Forest School often involves group activities, encouraging teamwork and social skills. This helps teens build solid relationships and feel a sense of belonging within a supportive community.
- Connectedness to Nature: Spending time in nature can help teens develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world, promoting a lifelong love of the outdoors.
- Development of Resilience and Confidence: Forest School encourages exploration and risk-taking within a safe and supportive environment, helping teens build resilience and confidence in their abilities.
Supervised by Wolf Starchild, a professional outdoor educator, adventurer, and videographer with over a decade of experience in the field. Wolf has worked for many outdoor education centres, including Youth Leadership Camps Canada, Chocpaw Expeditions, The YMCA, Ridley College and more. Wolf specializes in bushcraft & survival skills as well as archery. When not helping students learn outdoor skills, Wolf spends his time racing sled dogs.