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Forest School: An Environmental Education

This article was written by School Day Programs Coordinator Abby Sussman, and originally appeared in Cascadia Weekly. Check out the full issue here.

Do you have childhood memories of daydreaming about being a squirrel and gliding from tree to tree in a forest? Can you recall getting lost in tiny worlds where beds of moss became sprawling forests?

Forest School, a new collaborative education program between Bellingham Public Schools and North Cascades Institute, strives to not only get kids outside, but also to facilitate meaningful experiences that inspire continued curiosity and wonder for the natural world. Taking place on the south end of
Lake Whatcom at the Gordon Carter Environmental Education Site, this one-day field trip is the latest iteration of a long tradition of outdoor learning in Bellingham. Read More from “Forest School: An Environmental Education”