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Parent/Guardian and Child Family Program

2019-2020 School Year Dates

  • October 14, 2019 | 10 am - 12 pm @ Whatcom Falls Park* - FULL

  • November 11, 2019 | 10 am - 12 pm @ Whatcom Falls Park* - FULL

  • April 20, 2020 | 10 am - 12 pm @ Whatcom Falls Park* - Almost Full

  • May 11, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm @ Fairhaven Marine Park (low tide beach exploration!) - Almost Full

  • Please Note: All dates are on MONDAYS

  • *Whatcom Falls Park program: We meet at the "Small Shelter" behind the playground near the fish hatchery/stone bridge parking area. (Take the park entrance at Silver Beach Rd. off of Lakeway Dr.)

$20 per Family per Session or Enroll in all 4 Sessions for just $60 and save $20 per Family!

Registration is required. Space is limited to 6 families


It's no secret that at Feather and Frond Forest School, we love playing and learning with children in the forest!

Over the years, we've learned that our students often return home from our programs bursting with excitement about the natural world. This enthusiasm often inspires the rest of their family to connect with nature as well. Moms, dads, aunties, uncles, grandparents, and little brothers and sisters all crave a deeper connection to the natural world, and we feel inspired to hold space for these connections!

We believe that cultivating a multi-generational culture of nature connection within our community is of utmost importance, so ALL ages are welcome at Deer and Fawn Family Days. Parents, whether you have babes in arms, toddlers, or school-aged children, we'd love to have your whole family out and about in the forest with us!

This program is terrific for families with toddlers who are not quite old enough for Fox Walkers Forest Kindergarten. It's an excellent opportunity for your child to get to know us and feel more comfortable in the woods before they transition to attending forest school on their own!

You can expect to hear a nature-inspired story and to go on a wild wander to some of our favorite places in the forest! Be prepared to play nature awareness games, hunt for salamanders, sip on forest tea, build fairy houses, roll down hills, and have some puddle-jumping fun!

We often bring along seasonal crafts and invite families to practice earth skills such as primitive fire making and medicine making from wildcrafted plants with us.

There is such power in the whole family connecting to the natural world! When a child witnesses their loved ones engaging in a nature-based craft or skill, it often plants seeds of inspiration that may sprout later on in life!