New outdoor school planned in Yarrow

School will focus on outdoor learning three days a week

Several families have come together to create an alternative to public school for the fall, through an online education resource.

They are creating a Yarrow branch of the Heartwood Learning Community distance education group, called Roots to Grow Nature School. And to learn more about what they plan to offer, interested families are invited to a nature walk and meet the teachers event.

The meet the teachers day will begin at the Yarrow Ecovillage at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, June 23. The meeting place is at 42312 Yarrow Central Rd. The first activity is an opening circle for the children and adults. Then, the group with separate into adult and children groups. One group will carry on with the school’s nature educator and the other will go with their outdoor teacher.

The group will be meeting outside, and staying outside, so participants are reminded to dress accordingly including solid footwear.

It runs until noon and will be followed a bring-your-own picnic lunch for those who are interested. Registration is required and this event is designed specifically for families who are interested in enrolling this September.

The planned hours for the Roots to Grow Nature Learning are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursday, and will be designed to cater to Kindergarten through Grade 5.

The school is being planned by the Fraser Valley Permaculture Guild.

Interested families will need to register with Heartwood Learning Community. For more information, email rootstogrownatureschool@gmail.com with subject “September 2017 Registration.”