"I've talked with the Student Government representatives to explore what they liked and didn't like about past School Forest Days," Mulligan said. "They like building fairy houses, shelter building, sensing the forest while blindfolded, team building activities, the scavenger hunt, and orienteering."
Mulligan and Principal John Griffiths hope to recruit several parent volunteers to assist with planning School Forest Day, and to work as coordinators on the day of the event. Each grade level will engage in different activities at various locations within the School Forest. So, teachers will need the assistance of parents. Students in Kindergarten and grades 1, 5, and 6 will engage in activities in the School Forest on Thursday, May 5. Students in grades 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8 will engage in School Forest Day on Friday, May 6.
The Eco-Moms parent group dreamed up School Forest Day in 2008, and produced the first event in 2009.
Please contact Trisha Mulligan at email@example.com if you would like to assist with School Forest Day.