Overview

Our Forest School curriculum includes; instilling a deep connection to nature, mindfulness, risky play and regular access to the same urban forest.

We deliver programs all year round in natural forested areas in Winnipeg, for children aged 18 months and up.

Forest Babies (with an adult) on Thursdays for 18-36 months $160 + GST

Spring Session April 5 to May 24, 2018 – 9am to 11am in Crescent Drive Park

Foresthood Fridays for 3-6 year olds $200 + GST

Fall Session September 15 – November 3, 2017 – 9am to noon in King’s Park

Spring Session April 6 – May 25, 2018 – 9am-noon in King’s Park

Wednesdays in the Woods for 3-6 year olds $200 + GST

Spring Session April 4 toMay 23, 2018 – 1pm to 4pm in King’s Park

Full Day Foresthood on Non-Instructional Days for 5-11 year olds $40 + GST/day

All days are 9am to 3:30pm in Assiniboine Forest. Drop off after 8:30am, pick up by 4pm.

  • September 18th – WSD
  • October 2nd – RETSD
  • October 13th – Pembina Trails & RETSD
  • October 19th – DSFM
  • October 20th – all divisions
  • November 10th – St. James-Assiniboia
  • November 13th – Pembina Trails
  • November 17th – WSD
  • November 24th – Seven Oaks
  • January 5th – all divisions – during the holiday break!
  • February 2nd – all divisions
  • March 2nd – Louis Riel SD
  • March 9th – DSFM
  • March 16th – all divisions
  • March 26th – all divisions – Spring Break!
  • March 27th – all divisions – Spring Break!
  • March 28th – all divisions – Spring Break!
  • March 29th – all divisions – Spring Break!
  • April 20th – all divisions
  • May 7th – WSD
  • June 8th – Louis Riel SD
  • June 15th – Pembina Trails & St. James
  • Did we miss a non-instructional day? Just let us know and we will add the date!

    Register soon, limited spaces available.

    Completed forms can be faxed to 204-415-4327, emailed to krista@experiencemomenta.com,
    or mailed to 984 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB, R3G 0R6

    Foresthood Fall 2017 copy

    Foresthood 2017-2018 Registration Form

    Principal Educator

    Lise Brown is our lead staff for Foresthood. Lise has been an outdoor educator for more than 20 years and is a Forest School Practitioner. Lise began her career at camps in Manitoba as an outdoor educator and guide. In 2006, Momenta was founded to meet a need in Manitoba to provide year-round, accessible therapeutic adventure programming that meets best practice and is research-based. Lise completed a Bachelor of Recreation in 2001, a Masters of Social Work in 2007 at the University of Manitoba, a Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy in 2012, the Forest School Practitioner training in 2015, and will be completing the Forest School Instructor training in 2017. Lise combines these areas of practice to provide organizational direction, facilitate groups and mentor individuals both in urban and wilderness environments with a focus on physical and emotional safety, successful participation, fun, meaningful activity and group cohesion.

    For more information or to book a session please contact Lise at lise@experiencemomenta.com

    + Research Supporting Foresthood +

    “The Forest School movement first originated in the Scandinavian countries, where popular culture prides itself on outdoor living. About 15 years ago, the Forest School idea was established in the UK through the development of practitioner courses. In 2007, the first Forest School was opened in Canada. Today the movement is catching on quickly around the world.”
    + O’Brien & Murray, 2006 & MacEachren, 2013
    “Children receive many benefits from spending their formative years outside. Being outdoors provides diverse learning opportunities, … Health benefits arise from an environment that challenges physical ability, including fine and gross motor skills”
    + MacEachren,2013
    “Risky active play is an important part of childhood risk doesn’t mean courting danger like skating on a half-frozen lake or sending a preschooler to the park alone. It means the types of play children see as thrilling and exciting, where the possibility of physical injury may exist, but they can recognize and evaluate challenges according to their own ability.”
    + Tremblay, M. S, et. al, 2015