Why Outdoor School
Here you'll find some relatively brief notes on The Guelph Outdoor School:
the benefits, the approach, the setting, a typical day, and a typical year.
And some notes on origins:
G.O.S. started in Guelph, Ontario, in 2012, to address of a growing constellation of needs. Our mission is to honour the birth-right of kids by providing regular access to wild and natural places. The rapt awe that is experienced in those places, the curiosity and wonder, is the beginnings of self-directed inquiry and love of learning, Our programs are a viable complement and alternative for kids who struggle in the conventional classroom format. At GOS programs, young people learn by doing, by listening, smelling, touching, by solving problems relevant to them, by observing, asking,. The experience is emergent, thrilling. and equal to the developmental needs of kids who are built to run, to wonder, to be thrilled, and to love the world.
So, read up if you like, or just come on out :)