Nestlings Program

“Walking” – 36 Months Old Forest Friends (accompanied by a caregiver)

Cumberland

To register for our 2022 Fall Session, please click the “REGISTER YOUR CHILD” button below.

A program for toddlers and a caregiver, Nestlings meet once a week to explore nature with Nature Educator, Alix Wilson. Each week we will enjoy activities, songs and stories that are developmentally appropriate for our youngest forest friends. Forest school is all about observing and supporting children’s interests, and we give children the time and space to make their own discoveries, as well as provide opportunities for social connection and an early introduction to all we do at Hand-In-Hand Nature Education!

Dates: September 21 – December 7 (12 Wednesdays)
Time
: 10am – 11:30am
Location
: Coal Creek Historic Park, Cumberland
Cost
: $210 (please note that the fee for registering additional children in your family is $105)

Courtenay

To register for our 2022 Fall Session, please click the “REGISTER YOUR CHILD” button below.

A program for toddlers and a caregiver, Nestlings meet once a week to explore nature with Nature Educator, Vanessa Simmonds. Each week we will enjoy activities, songs and stories that are developmentally appropriate for our youngest forest friends. Forest school is all about observing and supporting children’s interests, and we give children the time and space to make their own discoveries, as well as provide opportunities for social connection and an early introduction to all we do at Hand-In-Hand Nature Education!

Dates: September 23 – December 9 (10 Fridays – closed for Truth & Reconciliation Day, and Remembrance Day)
Time
: 9:30am – 11am
Location
: Cousins Park (2218 Cousins Ave), Courtenay
Cost
: $175 (please note that the fee for registering additional children in your family is $87.50)

Support the Forest

The Cumberland Forest is part of an interconnected system of forests, salmon-bearing creeks, wetlands and riparian areas adjacent to the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island in the traditional territory of the K’omoks Nation.