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Classes and Workshops

We Believe in Play,  Open Ended Opportunities To Learn and Ingenuity Whenever Possible. All Classes have a FrAmework and Everyone Will be Encouraged to Engage in Each Activity in Their Own Way. We will Be Making Space for All Abilities and Identities. 

Believe in the Process. Learning Is a Journey with 100 LanguAgeS. 

BW&W: Reptiles & Amphibians (Live animal presentation)

Ages 5-15

November 21, 2018

10.00

11:30-2:00

Play/Lunch/Presentation

Live Animal Presentation from Wings and Wishes (out of Edmonton):

How many kinds of frogs do we have in Alberta? How many kinds of toads? Snakes? Or Salamanders? Examples of these are brought in for a visit with the kids for an exciting, safe and memorable hands-on learning experience focused on native species, but with a side-by-side comparison of beautiful, charismatic exotic animals we can all fall in love with. 

 

Suitable for all ages

Curriculum base: Gr2, "Small Crawling and Flying," Gr3, "Hearing and Sound," Gr3, "Animal Life Cycles."

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DIY Skateboard Deck

Ages 9-15

August 26, 2019

125.00

Aug 26-30                Ages 9-15

Lil’Rocket or Street Deck
9:30-12:30..…………….125.00
9:00-4:00………..225.00 (afternoon forest school)

Choose between a lil'Rocket or Street Deck and go through the process of laminating the Canadian maple veneers and shaping them using pressure and glue. Basic woodworking using hand tools instructed by a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter for safety and adaptability. The week will include time to construct the board, learn about the history of skateboards, design and finish the skateboards using a polyurethane finish.  This class is adaptable to skill level and includes all personal protective equipment, tools, grip tape, deck materials and art supplies needed to finish the project. 

Wheels and Trucks are not included but can be purchased for a 65.00 materials fee including installation.

Participants will:
Learn how skateboards are constructed through hands-on experience.
Complete the project from start to finish using hand tools and teamwork.
Construct a fully functional skateboard deck using maple veneer, glue and air pressure.
Finish the skateboard deck including artwork and a protective clear-coat.

Tumbleweed Expressive Arts - Monday July 29

9:30-12:30

July 29, 2019

20.00

 

Ages 5-11

Explore storytelling through dance, music making, drama, words and visual arts.

Expressive arts uses an array of creative processes to explore feelings, process anxiety and experiment with possibilities so as to foster emotional growth and development. This is a process based class with the freedom to make messes, try new things and to practice techniques that cultivate self-expression.

Tumbleweed Expressive Arts - Tuesday July 30

9:30-12:30

July 30, 2019

20.00

 

Ages 5-11

Explore storytelling through dance, music making, drama, words and visual arts.

Expressive arts uses an array of creative processes to explore feelings, process anxiety and experiment with possibilities so as to foster emotional growth and development. This is a process based class with the freedom to make messes, try new things and to practice techniques that cultivate self-expression.

Tumbleweed Expressive Arts - Wednesday July 31

9:30-12:30

July 31, 2019

20.00

 

Ages 5-11

Explore storytelling through dance, music making, drama, words and visual arts.

Expressive arts uses an array of creative processes to explore feelings, process anxiety and experiment with possibilities so as to foster emotional growth and development. This is a process based class with the freedom to make messes, try new things and to practice techniques that cultivate self-expression.

3 Day Bundle - Expressive Arts (July 29-31)

9:30-12:30

July 29, 2019

50.00

SAVE 10.00 by registering for all 3 days. July 29-31 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) from 9:30-12:30

Ages 5-11

Explore storytelling through dance, music making, drama, words and visual arts.

Expressive arts uses an array of creative processes to explore feelings, process anxiety and experiment with possibilities so as to foster emotional growth and development. This is a process based class with the freedom to make messes, try new things and to practice techniques that cultivate self-expression.

MIM: Animal Adaptations

Ages 5-12

July 22, 2019

20.00

Minds in Motion: UofC presents
9:30-12:30

Explore evolutionary animal adaptations and create your own adapted creature for an environment.

We'll look at different kinds of animal body parts and why they are useful tools for the environments they live in. Then we'll use our imagination to create an animal of our own built to survive and thrive in it's own habitat.

MIM: Sphero (Robot) Painting

Ages 7-15

July 10, 2019

20.00

Minds in Motion: UofC presents
9:30-12:30

We will be dipping remote controlled robots in paint and trying to get them to do things that make art.
Rain or Shine (shine we will be doing this outside, rain inside).


Full-Day Drop-in Subject to Availability (50.00/9:00-4:00)
Pre/Post Care by Request

Young Paleontologist and Fossil Maker Workshop

Ages 5-12

July 08, 2019

20.00

9:30-12:30

This workshop is designed to spark curiosity about fossils and excavation. Everyone will take home a real fossil of their own and one that they make using plaster.

We'll learn more about how fossils are formed and learn about the ways digging through ancient rock can teach us about history.

- learn about how fossils are formed
    - use tools to dig out real fossils from sandy rock
    - make our own fossils using plaster and clay impressions
    - bring home a fossil from the dig
    - older children will be able to polish a piece of amber
    - handle/examine real fossils and artifacts for origin clues

Full-Day Drop-in Subject to Availability (50.00/9:00-4:00)
Pre/Post Care by Request

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MiM: Ozobots and Encryption

ages 7-12

July 02, 2019

20.00

n this Codemakers workshop students will learn how to code using colours! Students will learn how to speak the language of computers through tiny robots and are sure to become producers, not just users of technology! This workshop is also themed around unraveling the mystery of  encryptions. They will learn not only how computers protect vital information they'll create vital information that only people with the correct key can unlock! No computers required! This workshop has been adapted to fit Grades 4 - 9.

Bugs and Butterfies: LIVE ANIMAL PRESENTATION

10:30 -12:00 or 12:30-2:00

April 18, 2019

15.00 (25.00 for 2)

Ages 5-11

Presented by Wings and Wishes:

What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Where do insects spend the winter? How do spiders eat? Butterfly life stages are displayed, along with a selection of other safe and friendly "creepy crawlies" including hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, scorpions and other backyard bugs and surprises. We'll explore the diversity and differences between critters (arachnids, insects, and more), wild verses pet animals, and debunk some common myths about our garden guardians. Educational, lively and entertaining.

Included in the workshop:

1 hr presentation

interaction with live insects and displays depicting life cycles

30 minute play

Minimum Registration required. 

 

FIRST AID/CPR Certification

Blended Online/1 Day Practical

May 04, 2019

152.50

Practical day is Saturday, May 4th

10:00-4:00

Standard First Aid and CPR (C) Certification  - DISCOUNT CODE AVAILABLE!

Blended  Online/1 Day Practical 

This course is presented by Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine and includes a 1 day practical following 6-8 hours of online coursework and exams. 

The online portion of the course MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR to the practical day. Attendees will not be allowed to participate in the practical instruction/exams if they have not completed the online portion.

Any questions? wildchildinthewoods@gmail.com

CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE ONSITE BY REQUEST (10.00 per child for the full day)

Worms!

11:00-2:00

March 12, 2019

25.00

Worms Love Leftovers gives children a peek into the amazing world of worms and how they help recycle organic waste, turning it into healthy living soil.

Bring your lunch!

This is an unparented class and includes a workshop by Green Calgary as well as time for play and exploration @ Wild Child

Please bring weather appropriate gear for playing outside (gear library available)

Fundraising 101

Ages 12+ 10:00-12:30

March 04, 2019

0.00

We are hosting a fundraising effort this spring to help purchase the equipment and the supplies necessary to plant some 20 tress on our forest school site. 

As an effort to keep in the spirit of community building and authentic learning experiences we have decided to offer a class that will engage 5-7 young volunteers through the organizational stages of the fundraising process.  

This group will manage public relations (answering emails, making cold calls), marketing (posters, advertising and social media), project planning and keeping track of the money. We will be visiting local businesses to ask them to support our efforts and we will be organizing the main pick-up event as well as the supplementary events. 

This class is FREE but each participant must commit to selling at least 5 items from the product list. Participants will also receive a letter outlining their contributions to the group and the skills/experience they developed. 

Registration is ongoing until the group is at capacity

Dates:

March 4, March 18, April 1, April 8

April 24, 25, 26 (pick up and delivery Days)

Yoga and Mindfulness Practice

Ages 7-12

January 24, 2019

75.00

Thursdays: Jan 24, Feb 7, 21, 28 March 7 and 14

 

In this 6 week session there are 3 options to consider. Yoga in the am (75.00 for 6 weeks) or Intermediate Carving in the pm (75.00) or the full day option which includes both programs and lunch supervision (125.00). The Yoga class will be centered on a playful yoga practice including some mindfulness and reflection activities led by Steph with input from the group. The afternoon will be spent focused on wood carving, introducing new skills and practicing techniques with specialty carving knives and tricks led by Kaykima Wildnerness School. Beginner carvers will be asked to take a 30 minute safety and introductory lesson with Rob from 12:30-1:00 on the first class day.

If you are interested in the full day please indicate so on the registration form.

Intermediate Carving with Kaykima

Ages 7-12

January 24, 2019

75.00

Thursdays: Jan 24, Feb 7, 21, 28 March 7 and 14

 

In this 6 week session there are 3 options to consider. Yoga in the am (75.00 for 6 weeks) or Intermediate Carving in the pm (75.00) or the full day option which includes both programs and lunch supervision (125.00). The Yoga class will be centered on a playful yoga practice including some mindfulness and reflection activities led by Steph with input from the group. The afternoon will be spent focused on wood carving, introducing new skills and practicing techniques with specialty carving knives and tricks led by Kaykima Wildnerness School. Beginner carvers will be asked to take a 30 minute safety and introductory lesson with Rob from 12:30-1:00 on the first class day.

If you are interested in full day please indicate so on the registration form.

Dungeons and Dragons: Intro/Character Workshop

9-14years

January 01, 2020

20.00

Feb 19th. 

11:00-3:00

Ages 9-14years

This workshop is a primer for those of us who have never played Dungeons & Dragons before or who have only played it once and didn't feel like they understood the game. This course would be appropriate for anyone who is curious about the game, wants to start playing with others or who is interested in playing with more advanced players. 

Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a role playing game guided by a Dungeon Master who is essentially the master storyteller. Players create characters and embark on a story quest that involves problem solving, making tough choices, an element of chance and the unforeseen challenges that come with the story arc of the game. At first this game is intimidating for beginners as there seems to be a lot of rules and protocols to understand but once you learn the basics the game is a lot of fun and becomes very immersive. 

D&D has also proven to be a good way to explore emotional intelligence, theatrical and storytelling skills, problem solving and creative/critical thinking skills. 

This class will be led by a seasoned Dungeon Master who is also an educator and nature lover, Teague Urquhart. 

- A mini lesson about the game

- An intro to the rules (walk-through of turn taking)

- Character construction and backstory

- More if there is time

Robotics Kit + Tutorial: Solar Dragonfly

Ages 10-15

February 12, 2019

50.00

Join us for a build day with a tutorial for the CYBUGS Solar Dragon Fly with the creator Craig Maynard. Course fees include the kit (available separately for 30.00). Craig is a retired SAIT robotics instructor and has agreed to supervise while we build the kit, . Workshop will include solder, soldering irons and safety glasses. We will break for lunch and some run-around time.  *May need to be completed at home if not finished in the time allotted*

10:00-2:30 (lunch and snacks/play and workshop)

ages 10-15

50.00

Class size limited to 5 participants

CYBORGS (Solar Dragon Fly) is an electronic "artificial lifeform" DIY kit. 

Easy to build design
Over 30 parts
Clear, educational instructions
Cool "dragonfly" styling
Two "switchable" modes of operation
-Solar Mode
-9V Battery Mode
Flexible, bendable solar cell
Hyper-sensitive phototropic ( light seeking ) behaviour
Chloroplast Solar Engine
Dual obstacle avoidance feelers with memory
Gloss black high quality circuit board with silkscreen

Fire And Flow with Kaykima and Steph Grant Yoga

Inside Yoga and Movement in the morning with fire building in the afternoon.

December 05, 2018

30.00

Wednesday, Dec 5th
Flow and Fire
10:00-3:00
Ages: 5-11        30.00 (siblings 20.00 each)

Join us at Wild Child for a full day of fun, flow and fire.

We will spend the morning with movement games and yoga flow in the cozy warm cabin nestled in the trees.

After lunch, some freeplay and a course on building and lighting a proper winter fire with Kaykima. The warmth makes being outside so much more enjoyable.

Please dress for the weather (extra gear is available to borrow).

Felting Workshop: Holiday Ornaments

Ages 5-11

December 11, 2018

25.00

Tuesday, Dec 11 2019

10:00-1:00

Join us for a relaxed felting workshop that will support the making of an ornament while learning or practicing felting techniques. All supplies included (Roving is locally sourced)

Please bring a snack, water bottle and gear for playing outside in the snow.

Full Day Available:

Woodland Workshop 10:00-4:00 for 30.00 drop-in (register for multiple days to save!)

Felting Class is included in the day rate.

www.wildchildinthewoods.com/winterworkshop for more information

BW&W: Reptiles & Amphibians (Live animal presentation)

Ages 5-15

November 15, 2018

15.00

11:30-1:30 (2 hours)

Class 1: 

Play/Lunch/Presentation

1:45-3:45 (2 hours)

Class 2

Presentation/Snack/Play

Live Animal Presentation from Wings and Wishes (out of Edmonton):

How many kinds of frogs do we have in Alberta? How many kinds of toads? Snakes? Or Salamanders? Examples of these are brought in for a visit with the kids for an exciting, safe and memorable hands-on learning experience focused on native species, but with a side-by-side comparison of beautiful, charismatic exotic animals we can all fall in love with. 

Suitable for all ages

Curriculum base: Gr2, "Small Crawling and Flying," Gr3, "Hearing and Sound," Gr3, "Animal Life Cycles."

Please specify which time/class you would prefer when you send the registration form through. 

Sibling Rates: -5.00 for each sibling attending

AWIC: Bat Basics

Ages 5-10

October 22, 2018

30.00

Bat Basics provides an introduction to Alberta’s nine bat species, and discusses their life histories, major threats, and how having bats around directly benefits humans. Though no live bats are present during this program, biofacts and mounts are used to illustrate the differences between bat species.

Following the workshop we will create some art in a few ways using paint and bat silhouettes.

AIWC: Animal Adaptations

Ages 5-10

September 24, 2018

30.00

From 10:00-2:00

 The Adaptations program focuses on the fascinating physical and behavioural characteristics of local wildlife that help them to survive in their environments. Features such as feathers, fur, talons, whiskers, and nocturnal and migratory behaviours are discussed.

Following the workshop we will be pulling out some collage materials to create our own creature mash-up using multi-media to mix and match creature features.

Required:

Lunch/Snacks

Water Bottle

Warm layers

Bannock for Breakfast

Ages 7-14

September 17, 2018

20

Join Kaykima Wilderness Skills for a campfire breakfast. We will be mixing and cooking bannock over an open fire, complete with a little butter, jam and stories around the fire. This is a great introduction to campfire safety and cooking in the wild.

AWIC Presents: World of Owls

Ages 5-11

July 26, 2018

30.00

9:00-12:00

This program delves into the 11 species of owls found in Alberta. Participants will learn about the special adaptations of these nocturnal birds of prey, how to identify local species of owls, and even dissect an owl pellet!

Day includes space/time to play before and after the workshop. Please bring snacks, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing. 

*NEW* Minds in Motion: Virtual Disection Workshop

Ages 7-12

August 01, 2018

30.00

9:00-12:00

Kids will have the opportunity to use technology to learn about dissection practices and the anatomy of animals all through a technological dissection program! They will also learn about the benefits of virtual dissections and other virtual reality activities.

Space to play on either side of the presentation will be provided. 

*NEW* Minds in Motion: Virtual Reality Tourist

Ages 7-12

August 01, 2018

30.00

9:00-12:00

Kids will have the opportunity to use technology to travel to different countries/attractions and explore using virtual reality. We will visit places like Mt. Everest, The Great Wall of China and other places that are not so easy to get to. 

Space to play on either side of the presentation will be provided. 

Animal Masks Playshop: Presented by Theatre A-Go-Go

Ages 7-12

August 13, 2018

125.00

August 13-17

9:00-1:00

Participants will arrive at Wild Child and have the opportunity to play with masks. We will explore how we can transform ourselves into the animals as we mimic behaviour and movements. We can become anything in the magical forest!

 

 Theatre improv work helps to build flexible thinking and emotional intelligence. The week-long intensive will allow participants to build confidence and comfort over the 5 day week. As we value process over product, there will be no final show for this program. 

Participants are welcome to spend the whole day at Wild Child for the weekly fee of 200.00 or an additional 25.00 per day drop-in rate. (9:00-4:00)

(FULL) Spoon Carving with Kaykima Wilderness Camps

Ages 7-12

July 04, 2018

30.00

1:00-4:00pm

 

“Making a spoon is easy. Start with a piece of wood and remove everything that doesn’t look like a spoon.” — Steve Schuler, Author

Join us  for an afternoon of carving spoons with Kaykima Wilderness Camps We will be outside or inside depending of the weather.

The option to stay all day is available for the daily drop-in fee of 50.00 which includes both workshops and lunch/play supervision. (subject to availability)

 

(FULL) Minds in Motion: Virtual Disection Workshop

Ages 7-12

July 04, 2018

30.00

9:00-12:00

Kids will have the opportunity to use technology to learn about dissection practices and the anatomy of animals all through a technological dissection program! They will also learn about the benefits of virtual dissections and other virtual reality activities.

The option to stay all day is available for the daily drop-in fee of 50.00 which includes both workshops and lunch/play supervision. (subject to availability)

River Safety Course: Presented by Inside Out Experiences

Fridays: June 1 and June 8 (12:30-2:00)

June 01, 2018

50.00

Ages 10-16

50.00 (includes both days)

Part 1: Swift Water Safety (How to cross, where to cross)

Part 2: Swift Water Rescue (Urgency and Emergency Safety)

Course will be presented and supervised by certified river guides and will take place in Bragg Creek, AB. 

More details to come.