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Growing Up With Nature

Our fall session at Trout Lake has come to a close and with it, we say farewell to some very good friends.  Farewell seems a proper word as the friendships we have built here will last much longer.  The friendships between the children that were made and strengthened throughout the term are important, building confidence […]

The Opportunities of Nature

Winter is often thought of as a time of inactivity.  The plants are resting, many birds have migrated to warmer climates and many mammals are hidden while they rest underground or in some other place hidden from human eyes.  But it is within this season of rest that the possibilities for innovative play and problem […]

Becoming a Class

When our adventurers come to us that first week of each term, we are a group of individuals.  Each bringing their own unique set of skills and interests, experiences and excitements.  Each week, as we come together and experience the same natural materials, work with the same tools, and practice similar skills, we begin to […]

Tying Knots; Creating Connection.

The sunny summer days provided our adventures with many opportunities for play, experimentation and building bonds this season at Out and About.  Our time together at Trout Lake was spent at the beach and under three beautiful cedar trees where the children had a chance to build connection both to one another and to the […]

Spring Growth

Spring is here.  The birds are singing, the sun is making its presence known with heat and light and the adventurers have be reveling in the wonders of the season and of their own developmental achievements.  Spring and summer are a time for growth; both in nature and in our little adventurers.  Supported by natural […]

Finding Friends in Trees

This spring in Vancouver, we were finally offered a reprieve from a winter much colder and longer than we are used to.  The shift was visible in the faces and play of our adventurers who beamed with excitement for each ray of sun, each wiggling worm and each new dandelion that popped up in the […]

Support from Natural Places

This winter at ‘Out and About Adventures’ has been full of constantly changing weather, interests and adventures as we learned and explored around Trout Lake.  Amidst all the change, the tall Cedar trees stood strong, unchanging and supportive of our play. The Cedar trees held us while we climbed.  Alone, or with friends.  Quick and […]

Winter Wonderland

The beginning of January saw a great thaw in the city of Vancouver.  Packed snow formed icy patches throughout Trout Lake Park, adding a new level of fun and challenge to our travels across the fields.  In a city that rarely sees this much snow and ice, the adventurers had to learn to walk in […]

Help Support Out and About Adventures!

“Through song and gentle words, Cara leads children through the forest and through their own development.  We first met Cara after our preschool-aged son had been asked to leave every indoor program that we registered him in.  His energy was bigger than any classroom could contain and his frustration was too much for any teacher.  […]

Nature Provides

The end of the autumn season at Out and About has been a time of creating and of rejoicing for all that we gain through our connection with the natural world. The sand at the beach of Trout Lake provides young imaginations with a blank canvass.  Some children used this canvas to practice their numbers […]