Forest Schoolers Program

*The program and its name are inspired by the Soaring Eagle Nature School in Vancouver
NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED
We do intend to bring it back in the near future!
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This is a 3 day a week bilingual program for homeschooling students aged 7 to 9 on mondays, tuesdays and wednesdays. A 12-week forest immersion program with an academic twist.
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Program highlights:
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  • 2 days of forest adventures at a local park
  • 1 day of ‘in class’ academic learning with a certified teacher at Le Grand Potager, in Verdun along the shores of the Saint Lawrence River
  • A small ratio of adult to student (1:6), the program size is between 10 and 12 students.
  • Diligent COVID safety protocols for the utmost of safety
  • The first week of the program will start on September 28th
  • The final week of the program will start on December 14th
  • We will take the day off on Thanksgiving (October 12th)
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A teacher who does homeschool evaluations from our team is available for consultation if you require guidance and if you are new to homeschooling.
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Mondays and Wednesdays the group will be meeting at Angrignon park to explore, learn various camping and survival skills, track animals, learn the plants and birds, open their senses and gather observations and questions they will take to the classroom on Tuesdays.
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The Tuesdays will meet with a certified teacher and spend the day doing a blend of nature connection activities and academic learning.  Our goal is to give the participants an incredible and inspiring experience based on our powerful nature connection practices while at the same time developing the competencies required by the Québec Education Program (QEP). We’ll blend our hands-on field explorations with the subjects of science, math, reading, and writing, as a complement to what is done at home. Our Tuesday classroom will be indoors at Le Grand Potager in Verdun, by the river and close to the bird observatory and the Lachine Rapids.
We will send a short summary of what we did with the students each week, including some pictures and highlights, so you can keep track of the lessons and themes we are exploring.
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Join us at the online ‘open house’ if you want more information regarding this program and to see if it’s the right fit for your family.  Monday September 7th, from 5pm to 6pm.
ZOOM link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4892105829
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Contact us
if you have any questions or comments at: programmescoyote.office@gmail.com
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Staff:
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Alice Roy-Bolduc (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Avid wilderness explorer, and passionate ecologist, Alice holds a PhD in Mycology and has worked with various local nature educational organizations. Aside from helping coordinate youth and family programs this season, she will be the core staff for the Forest Learners program.
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Muriel Bontemps (Tuesday)
Muriel completed her teacher training at McGill, has worked at Montreal public neighborhood and alternative schools for the past 12 year, and has trained with various nature schools in the area, including Coyote Programs. Mother of 3, ice skater, and Land art enthusiast, Muriel is excited to blend her education profession with the wilderness adventures she loves by serving as our academic teacher for this program.
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Diego Cabezas-Watson (Monday, Wednesday)
Diego has been working in camp settings for many years and was an integral part coordinating nature connection activities with Coyote Programs director Steve, at camp YMCA Kanawana. A DJ, multi-disciplinary musician, and canoe expedition guide, Diego has a kind heart, creative intuition, and a wealth of experience working with youth of all ages.