Blue River Forest School
The Blue River Forest School is a nature immersion program for people of all ages to connect with nature through play, the art of wilderness living skills, exploration, and awareness.
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We know how important it is to get your kids out of their routines and in to things that feed their souls. Plant seeds my friends. Your children will thank you. You’ll also want to be at each experience from the beginning to end because we circle up and have a whole process to immerse the kids into learning about the wild edibles, the forest, the world around them, and each other with fun games and activities. It’s all about building healthy and happy community and time to connect with your kids in deep and meaningful ways through having fun!
Instructors at Blue River Forest School facilitate a safe environment to allow children to explore and learn awareness and basic living skills in nature, empower their own sense of self, reduces anger, fear, and stress. Exposure to nature not only makes children feel better emotionally, it contributes to their physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.
In addition, nature helps them cope with pain. Because they are genetically programmed to find trees, plants, water, and other nature elements engrossing, they are absorbed by the nature scenes that help facilitate their healing.
The teaching model used by our instructors honors each child’s unique learning style and strives to cultivate his or her natural gifts. At the heart of this method is the conviction that, given the right opportunity, each child will instinctively seek a meaningful relationship with the natural world as well as with themselves and other relationships in their lives. Instructors look for the magic of the moment, coax the child more deeply into that moment, then let nature take over as teacher. Activities and opportunities are designed to inspire students to actively engage in the learning adventure.
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, and with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”