Nuthatches are a creative flock. Each week’s new adventure lets our newest birds do what they do best—play. We embrace their wanderlust, imaginative games, and impromptu bouts of song and storytelling. By spending time outside with new friends and lots of options, Nuthatches will build social skills and resilience, while feeding a love of nature that will last a lifetime.
Chickadees live for fun year round! They hop with ease through nature testing everything on offer. We know that some activities draw lots of enthusiasm, and some are fleeting. So we fly with the Chickadees, on to the next and we take our cues from them. Maybe it’s a long walk with imaginative storytelling or maybe it’s cooking by the warmth of the fire. We encourage their independent day with independent play.
If your child is ready to test the magic of a woodland morning on a bigger scale, Juncos might be for you. Come visit the forest property for some of our all-time favourite runaround games, hikes, and stories by the campfire. With caring leaders, this morning program will engage children in play and inquisitive learning while exercising our abilities to persevere and be flexible.
Inquisitive and sometimes mischievous, Crows are good learners and problem-solvers. They are also very social, forming huge flocks, and setting their own agenda for fun and frenzy. Together we’ll explore their curiosity for all of nature’s intersections with art, science and engineering. We’ll wander through nature to find cool mysteries, transform into sneaky animals, and practice compassion for each other and the world around us.
Hawks & Fledglings
A full-day program that offers peer-to-peer mentorship between our newest forest Fledglings and our more experienced Hawks. Children will tackle larger projects together to hone skills, identify risks and better understand their environment. Being immersed in nature all day, in all weather, Hawks and Fledglings will tune into themselves, others, and their non-human family.
Falcons might be one of the smaller raptor birds, but they are just as fiercely self-sufficient and independent. That’s why we pack the day with new adventures that take them (and maybe push them) both physically and mentally. We set off on long wanders, practice survival skills, and play games that exercise teamwork, compassion and more.
Being immersed in nature presents big challenges and big questions. Eagles will learn how to infuse their own day with leadership, skill and independence. They will challenge themselves to take on new opportunities fostering resilience, as well as, having time to reflect on our larger impact and responsibility to this forest, community and planet.
Owl & Owlet
Parent & Tots (ages 0-3)
Mondays & Wednesdays
Come gather around around the fire! Come sing, play, climb, track animals, have brave chickadees eat from your hand, and meet new friends. This program is as much for the Owlets as it is for the Owls.
Free Bird Nature School will adhere to provincial and municipal public health guidelines as they continue to evolve. We’re continuing to closely monitor for updates and we’re dedicated to communicating any changes to families as quickly as possible.