Forest School is one of our latest innovative offerings in environmental education, providing an inquiry-based learning experience for children aged 3-5 in the forests and fields at FortWhyte Alive. We are proud to be part of a worldwide movement of families and educators that are bringing childhood back outside.
Forest School is a rapidly growing offering at FortWhyte Alive and volunteers are needed to assist our Forest School facilitators in giving children the chance to explore, play, create and solve problems in a natural environment for a truly rich learning experience.
Forest School Assistant
We are looking for FortWhyte Forest School Assistants to explore, create, build, and celebrate alongside the children and our Forest School facilitator. Spark engagement between children and nature by modelling your enthusiasm for outdoor play and then step back to observe the connections that unfold!
Start date/term of position: September 9, 2019 (14 weeks)
Commitment: One 3.5-hour session per week (Mondays or Wednesdays)
Application deadline: August 30, 2019
Please note that a vulnerable sector check may be required.
"As my retirement approached, one of my goals was to spend more time outside. I also wanted to work with young children as I had spent my career working with teenagers and adults. Volunteering at Forest School is a perfect fit. It is invigorating to be outside in all kinds of weather and to enjoy nature with those little kids. They actually taught me how to "play" again and they continue to make me laugh every time I am with them. The staff are great to work with too! It is the highlight of my week."
- Louise E.
Forest School Assistant Volunteer