Year-long Nature School

Family Forest Program

Adults and children


10AM to 1PM

See costs below

The Family Forest Program provides an adventure almost every month from September to June for families (ideal for parents with kids between the ages of 2 and 8) looking to experience Soaring Eagle Nature School’s educational and fun programming. 

Session 1: Welcome to the Forest: Hazards, Lost-proofing, Safety in the Woods, Pond Life
Session 2: Wildlife Tracking & Mammals
Session 3: Navigation & Plants
Session 4: Community, Group Project & Forest Ecology
Session 5: Heritage and Native Species & First Nations Heritage
Session 6: Trees & Survival Skills
Session 7: Birds and Bird Language

Program Highlights 

  • Curiosity-led exploration outdoors with learning opportunities introduced naturally and imaginative play that makes learning fun 
  • Nature-based games, stories, songs, and challenges to inspire connection to place related to the daily curriculum theme 
  • Mentoring delivered by experienced instructors to support individuals developing problem-solving skills, self-sufficiency, and a deeper level of learning
  • Emphasis on emotional awareness, compassion, and gratitude
  • Flexibility to account for the energy of the group and the season 

Program Details

$125 + tax for adult family members
$110 + tax for youth family members (4 to 12 years old)
One adult family member is required
Children under 4 come at no cost with parent attending

2020-21 DATES – 7 sessions on Saturdays from September 2020 to June 2021
Sep 19, Oct 17, Feb 20, Mar 6, Apr 10, May 8, Jun 5



What Families are Saying

“The Family Program introduced our family to new ways of being together in the forest. Under the guidance of our exceptional teacher, we learned to play, listen, sing, observe and have fun together. Years later, we continue to draw upon all we practiced in the forest.” – Carolyne, Family Program Parent

“My three children and I love the Soaring Eagle Family Program. The leaders are great fun and very knowledgable so they easily connect with everyone in the family. After a morning of games, stories, singing, walking and investigating (and hopefully finding some mud and puddles to play in) we always come out of the forest with big smiles; looking forward to next time” – Tracy, Family Program Parent

“[My kids] both said they had THE BEST time ever today! It’s certainly a different world up there [on a snow day] than it was in the city today. The kids didn’t want to leave! Hats off to you and your tea for capturing this beautiful day with such an adventurous and warm spirit” – Lisa, Monthly Program Parent