Fox Walkers | Weeks 3 + 4 | Fox Walking, Sit Spot + Nature Names

Fox Walkers | Weeks 3 + 4 | Fox Walking, Sit Spot + Nature Names

We've been sinking into more core routines of nature connection over the past couple of weeks at Fox Walkers, including fox walking and sit spot. We've also been setting up the learning culture by establishing our nature names! If you're unfamiliar with these practices, here's a little bit about what they're all about:

Fox Walking is a sneaky way of moving through the forest, which allows us humans to become "invisible" and undetected by wild creatures so that we don't scare them off!

Sit Spot is the practice of finding a place in nature to visit regularly and to observe, using our Owl Eyes and Deer Ears. Amazing things can happen when you sit quietly at your sit spot and pay attention to what's going on around you. I've had many magical encounters with creatures such as deer, owls, squirrels, and hawks at my spot!

Nature Names offer another potent opportunity for connection between ourselves and the animals and plants of our local ecosystem.

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Fox Walkers | Weeks 1 + 2 | Respect and Hazard Awareness

Fox Walkers | Weeks 1 + 2 | Respect and Hazard Awareness

Wow, another school year is here, and it feels so good to be back at Fox Walkers Forest Kindergarten!

Over the past couple of weeks, the Fox Walkers have been getting to know each other and the forest, and they've been practicing some essential awareness skills.

At Forest School, one of our guiding principles is RESPECT. Respect for the forest, respect for each other, and respect for ourselves! We've been exploring what that looks like with the Fox Walkers by using role-playing, skits, and awareness in our interactions with one another and with the forest. As with any skill, practice and consistency are critical!

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Fox Walkers | Weeks 30 + 31 | Barefoot and Fancy Free

Fox Walkers | Weeks 30 + 31 | Barefoot and Fancy Free

Spring! What a full time of year, full of excitement and energy! We have been having a blast at Fox Walkers both in full sun and under the rains that are helping hydrate the forests that have been crying out for a drink.  We ran barefoot in the grass and walked through a stream.

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