Can your little explorer join our wonder crew on PD Fridays?

 

We are opening up our Nature Playcare program to guest friends ages 3-5 on October 11th and November 8th.

Nature Playcare is a refreshing outdoor play experience based on the Forest School approach to early childhood education. In fact, our Lead Educator, Zoe Arnold, trained and worked as a Forest School Leader in London, UK. How fortunate are we!?

Each adventurous morning and afternoon experience provides an opportunity for your child to immerse themselves in play-based learning in a natural environment. Our experienced educators nurture your child’s respect for our natural environment and a sense of well-being in nature. Parents can expect an age-appropriate nature experience, designed to foster the development of each child's resiliency, confidence, creativity, imagination, and independence.

To ensure your child has the best possible experience, warm outdoor clothing such as snow pants, jacket, toque, mitts, and boots are required.

Here are the deets!

Join the adventure!

  • Gabriel Dumont Park

  • a.m. group 9:30 -11:30 a.m.

  • p.m. group 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  • 1:4 leader to child ratio

  • Entirely outdoors!

My little guy had so so much fun! When I asked him what he did he told me he learned to play with sticks “safely”! 😂👌🏻 A perfect skill for kids! Thanks @wildernook !
— Nature Playcare Parent

Wildernook Fresh Air Learning

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Nature Grandparenting

Travel between worlds. Tuck into nature.

Wildernook represents your special place in nature - the secret nook that nurtured you as a child.  A place where you felt safe to be yourself - playful, grounded and alive. You carry this connection to your special place as part of who you are. Wildernook is a space carved out for your attachment to the natural world to renew and branch out in new directions. 

Our Project. 

Wildernook is an education lab—a space for designing and facilitating learning experiences, not yet created. There are ample opportunities for nature learning in some demographics. The work of Wildernook is to chip away at the gaps.

 

Our Model. 

Wildernook Fresh Air Learning is a social purpose business, which uses creative entrepreneurship to engage groups of people by demographic group. Through demographic-specific environmental programming, Wildernook adds dimension to the community engaged in environmental appreciation and stewardship.  

Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Wildernook offers Fresh Air Learning experiences to the greater Saskatoon area and communication services online.  

 

 

Work with Wildernook.

  • Demographic-specific environmental programming

  • Curriculum-based program development

  • Consulting services

  • Content creation

  • Paddle Canada Canoe instruction

  • Project WILD education training

 
 
 
Hope is not something you have. It’s something you do. It’s a verb.
— Joanna Macy
 
 
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The Journey to Wildernook. 

“What type of work would you do if money were no object?” As a teacher, I’ve asked this question of my students, but never fully clarified what I'd put my energy into. 

The birth of our son and the time I took off teaching to spend with him have been an incredible gift-- he's renewed in me a love for experiencing life. He reminds me to be present, to be humble, and to toss out all the 'shoulds' camped out in my pockets. My dream job doesn't exist on a job board. It's in doing the everyday work of reconnecting people to the land where they live.

Thank-you for listening and learning with Wildernook.

 

Learning Path.  

  • Certificate in Ecological Education, University of Saskatchewan

  • Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Saskatchewan

  • Bachelor of Education, Outdoor Experiential Education, Lakehead University

  • Masters in Environmental Studies, Environmental Education, York University

  • Environmental/Sustainability Education graduate diploma, York University

  • Lakewater Canoe Instructor

  • Wilderness First Aid Training

  • Project Wet, Project Wild, Below Zero Facilitator