The Blog


  • student at The Nature School checks bucket hanging from maple tree to see how much sap has been collected

    Making Maple Syrup

    Maple Syrup can be so much more than just a tasty treat. At The Nature School, we embrace the maple syrup season and allow our students to learn through asking questions, determining solutions, and collaboratively making their own maple syrup.

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  • child uses laptop to participate in The Nature School virtual learning program

    Virtual Learning with a Nature School Twist!

    The lockdown that started after the holidays has required us to adapt our teaching methods and come up with creative new approaches to making the connections our students expect from a typical day at The Nature School.

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  • student at The Nature School at Kortright Centre proudly holds up a stick

    More Than Just a Stick!

    A stick is the ultimate, ever-changing child’s toy. When we give kids the proper techniques to safely play with a stick, their imaginations will run wild, and that stick can become anything from a magic wand to a tool for learning math!

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  • preschoolers explore trail at Kortright Centre in the fall

    Fall: A Time of Discovery for Our Preschoolers

    Children experience and enjoy fall in all its beauty in the Nature School Preschool. We’re now truly on our way to an exciting year of play and learning!

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  • student at The Nature School uses a basket to collect colourful fall leaves

    Exploring Fall Colours

    This time of year is always exciting! The fall colours are out, and we are starting to see big changes in the forest. Students at The Nature School are learning about the changing seasons, exploring the different types of trees, collecting nature’s treasures, creating their own works of art, and more.

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  • young boy builds a shelter of sticks and logs

    Get Your Kids Outside!

    Getting outside every day is one of the best ways to keep children’s bodies and our minds healthy. With schools and recreational amenities currenly closed across the province, we’ve come up with some simple ideas for parents and children to enjoy nature and outdoor play together.

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