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We join together
In a circle of peace
With grateful hearts
Faces to the wind
Eyes to sky and ground
Ready to discover the mysteries
      of mother earth
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Coyote Nature School

About Forest and Nature Schools

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If you are interested in learning more about the Forest School movement and nature connection, take a look at the following books, websites and organizations for more information:

Last Child in the Woods 

by Richard Louv

Coyote's Guide to Connecting With Nature

by Jon Young, Evan McGown, Ellen Haas


Forest and Nature School in Canada: A Head, Heart, Hands Approach to Outdoor Learning

by Forest School Canada

Available as PDF


Forest School and Outdoor Learning in the Early Years

by Sara Knight


Children and Nature Network


Here is a parent perspective on nature school:

My Kid's New Favourite Place To Go



Additional guidance can be found in these excellent links:

Outdoor Learning Tips


Resources for Administrator from Learning for a Sustainable Future


Resources for Educators from Learning for a Sustainable Future


Five Reasons to Take your Class Outside


Outdoor Classroom Management Tips


Outdoor Learning for Reopening: 5 Tips of Educators 


Benefits to Using the School Grounds for Learning


Into Nature: A Guide to Teaching in Nearby Nature 


Nature as a Classroom: How to Start Teaching Students Outdoors 


Connecting with Nature to Care for Ourselves and the Earth: Recommendations for Decision Makers 


Environmental and Outdoor Education: Key to Equitably Reopening Schools 

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