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For the Love of Children: A Forest School Workshop and Webinar

  • February 17, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Wesson School (Media Center), 2813 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee

This free workshop is hosted by Whole Child Leon. 

The Forest School is a unique approach to learning outdoors that nurtures the most basic needs of young children while providing a more horizontal relationship between teachers and students.

The growing use of technology as a teaching tool has reduced children's contact with the natural world, often leaving them stressed, confined, and isolated. A Forest School, a century-old educational concept that began in Denmark, reverses that trend by providing a "child-led" environment where traditional methods of teacher-led schooling are replaced by a more dynamic and flexible learning system.

Today, hundreds of outdoor classrooms exist in cities across our country and are producing children who excel academically, take controlled risks and are relationally more secure. Even children with ADD, ADHD and those on the spectrum exhibit fewer symptoms in the outdoor environment.

This workshop will be led by Sarah Lawfull, a master Forest School teacher, Director of the Forest School Association, and the founder of ‘Where the Fruit Is,’ a training program for Forest School teachers in Oxfordshire, England.

Lunch and a discussion session will be held immediately after.

For questions please email tcoulter@lawtonchiles.org.

This is a FREE workshop, but registration is required.  To register:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-school-workshop-tickets-90889869045?aff=InvitationLink

If you cannot attend in person, sign up here to watch the live webinar. Webinar attendees can submit questions for the speaker.

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