Free Forest School of St. Louis, MO meets on a weekly basis throughout the year at nearby wilderness areas. We share a snack, take a hike, play in the woods, and have circle time. Parents and caregivers get a chance to unplug and step back... Kids and their imaginations take the lead! Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeForestSchoolStLouisMO/
This chapter is connected to the nonprofit Free Forest School (https://www.freeforestschool.org). Fostering the next generation of environmental stewards, Free Forest School opens the door to nature play and emergent learning for thousands of children by empowering parents and caregivers to provide it themselves.
Meetings typically happen on weekday mornings and are subject to change depending on weather and attendance. The most established locations are at Emmenegger Nature Park and Queeny Park but we also have regular events in Metro East St. Louis and pop-up events throughout the greater St. Louis area. All Free Forest School events are facilitated by volunteers and we're always looking for more people to lead more events! Join our facebook group to get involved (https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeForestSchoolStLouisMO/).
Our primary objective is to promote child-led play in nature and to build community through regular meet-ups at the same time and place. You can learn more about what Free Forest School events look like at the Free Forest School FAQ page: https://www.freeforestschool.org/free-forest-school-faq
To learn when and where Free Forest School meets and to stay abreast of all Free Forest School happenings, we highly recommend you join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeForestSchoolStLouisMO/
To be admitted to the group, you must answer all three questions and sign the waiver (https://www.freeforestschool.org/waiver).
If you are not on facebook or want to learn more before joining the group please direct any questions to FreeForestSchoolSTL@gmail.com.
DISCLAIMER: Participation in Free Forest School is at your own risk. The Facebook group is simply a platform to gather families together. We are not a professional guide service. The facilitators for each meeting do not have first aid training or first aid kits. Facilitators do not make calls about weather safety. All a facilitator is promising is that they will be there at the meeting time and help everyone gather. You are responsible for the safety of yourself and your children.
Area: St. Louis City, North County (Hazelwood/Florissant/Bridgeton), South County (Crestwood/Oakville/Mehlville), Mid County (Clayton/Kirkwood/Creve Coeur), West County (Chesterfield/Ballwin/Fenton), Mobile Services