Resources for Outdoor Learning
Current research articles
– Sarah Goodyear
– A great and simple resource for Children to give them some info on how to stay safe at home!
The Last Child in the Woods
by Richard Louv, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill ©2005
Growing Up Wild – Exploring Nature with Young Children
by The Council For Environmental Education ©2009
Your Big Backyard
Children’s nature magazine published by the National Wildlife Federation
Nature Kindergartens and Forest School
by Claire Warden ©2012
Potential of a Puddle
by Clare Warden © 2012
Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way
by Erin K. Kenny © 2013
Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature
by Jon Young, Ellen Haas, & Evan McGown © 2010
Early Childhood Education
A Child’s Work – The Importance of Fantasy Play
by Vivian Gussin Paley ©2004
by David Sobel ©2004
Authentic Childhood: Experiencing Reggio Emilia in the Classroom
by Susan Fraser © 2011
Outdoor Programs in the Lower Mainland
An outdoor-based adventure program for children youth and adults
Fresh Air Learning
A forest school for children aged 3-6, operating in the forests and urban farms of Vancouver and North Vancouver, BC.
Offers weekend forest school teacher courses.
Soaring Eagle Nature School
Vancouver-based program for children aged 5 and up based on the techniques of coyote mentoring.
Good children’s gear can be hard to find. At Saplings Outdoor Program we use Oakiwear gloves, rain jackets, and pants, mimiTENS mittens, KidORCA, MyMayu, Bogs, or Kamik boots, and Merino Wool and Hand Warmers from Hands on Heat, to keep our bodies warm.
Mittens and Hand Warmers
Woolly-Based Layers for Children
Simply Merino – Merino Wool Base Layers
Wee Woolies – Merino Wool Base Layers