Science & Nature

Forest Camp Quest!

This June - August, we will explore the forest ecosystem, with group show-and-tell, scientific facts, observations and creative storytelling, drawing and movement. This 3 part 4-week series has a special emphasis on forest relationships!
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50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks

6-9

year olds

4-13

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Students will learn scientific facts about 4 species per session that live in the forest. Forest Camp Quest teaches kids to observe and respect the forest as an ecosystem - kids will learn to look for how all of the different creatures in the forest depend on each other and impact the others' lives. They will begin to see the complexities of relationship and living systems.
I have a Bachelor of Science and I am an artist - this class uses these experiences and a balanced approach to learning about nature!
Learners are asked to begin the quest and to prepare show and tell related to our forest camp theme each week. 
This can include:
- visiting the ecosystem where that species exists and bringing back something from that place to show us
- researching the topic and sharing their favourite scientific fact about it
- creating a dance, song, movement, story, or visual artwork inspired by the topic
- sharing their favourite book, song, movie title, photo, etc. related to the topic

Learners will receive prompts to help them out on pre-class work for the quest each week, such as suggested observations to make outside or via research online.
Learners will need materials for drawing: paper and pencil crayons, markers...whatever their favourite is!

Material list will be sent out each week specific to the lesson and creative activity. Since this course is meant to engage kids in all environments with the forest, for all activities kids will have the option to draw what we are learning about, if forest materials are not available to them by class time.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This online course makes forest camp accessible to learners whether they are in the city, forest, suburbs, etc!
Ideally, prior to each lesson students can visit a habitat where that species lives, for example prior to frog week students can visit a bog, lake, etc.
However, if this is not possible, that is totally fine - this is the perfect class for students to get to engage with nature through their peers, research and imagination! I will share findings and often video footage of forest ecosystems, so we can all practice observing and learning from nature.
I am located in the Pacific Northwest, so content will be created from these forests to an extent. We will explore similarities and differences in habitats near students in the group.

Teacher

Emily DancerDance Teacher, Forest School Facilitator, Permaculturalist, Artist
2 total reviews
2 completed classes

About Me

Emily's biggest passions are DANCE and the EARTH!

Dance Teacher: 
Emily Liss has 28 years of dance training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, hip hop, acrobatics, tap and musical theatre. As a child, she competed in these dance styles. As... 
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