In June, members of our project team had an opportunity to visit Cedarsong Nature School on Vashon Island, WA (www.cedarsongnatureschool.org) and O.U.R. EcoVillage in Shawnigan Lake, BC (http://ourecovillage.org). These visits were informative and helpful in shaping our thinking around a Nature Kindergarten in Sooke School District. Thank you also to Liz, teacher at Wildflower School in Nelson, B.C., who joined our last Nature K meeting and shared her experiences of teaching in a multi-age, alternative classroom setting with us.
Currently, Lisa Lockerbie, a Sooke School District teacher, is in England experiencing summer forest school programs organized by a friend of hers. We look forward to viewing Lisa’s video footage when she returns!
I am in Munich, Germany and will re-connect with the early childhood educator who taught in the Waldkindergarten Program (forest preschool) that inspired this project.