Roots Forest School
Through child-led adventures, children in Roots Forest School become more connected to our local environment and community. Using place and play based learning, each student receives a seasonally based educational experience rooted in self-awareness, sensory development, social/emotional skills, and environmental consciousness.
Our goal is to raise $15,000 to help support the growth of our school.
This money will be used for two main purposes:
1) We will purchase a yurt to put up in Ponderosa State Park to act as our school 'home.' The yurt will be a major asset to our school as it will allow us to have a space in the park that is ours alone. We will be able to operate our school out of the yurt; storing our school materials there, providing a meeting place for parents and students, a classroom for our parent/toddler class and if necessary a place to hold class on winter days with severe weather. The yurt will also provide us with a space to hold community events.
2) We will provide scholarship money for families who need it. Our goal is for our school to be accessible to all families in Valley County who want a nature based education for their child.
We hope to reach our fundraising goal by Spring 2017.
On behalf of the students, staff, and families of Roots Forest School, thank you for visiting our gofundme page. If you feel as passionate about connecting children with our environment and giving them hands on learning opportunities as we do, please take a minute to make a donation. Every little bit gets us closer to our goal.
The Roots Forest School Family
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After further research we opted for a rectangular shelter in place of the yurt, we can't wait to see it up in Ponderosa State Park! With the wood stove inside it will be a cozy place for our students to continue their learning on chilly, winter days.
We have received such amazing support from Roots family members and the community over the summer and we have nearly reached our $15,000 goal. We hope to raise the final $1800 to support student scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year.
Thank you all for your continued support of Roots Forest School!
One of our amazing teachers put this short video together to give you a glimpse into the student experience at Roots Forest School. Enjoy!
We also received $500 this month from the McCall Farmers Market to purchase outdoor gear for our students. The generosity of our local community is pretty amazing!
Enjoy these photos of our recent adventures Ice Fishing and Dog Sledding!
Between winter fundraisers and continued support from friends and family members we have raised $6,402 to put towards our yurt and scholarships!
We are having an incredible time in class this winter! Students have been learning first hand what the animals, trees, and plants do to survive the winter. We have gone on many snow hikes, sometimes in snowshoes, to explore different areas of the park. We are so thankful to have the generous support of Ponderosa State Park, it's really an incredible place to learn!
Blessing to you and yours in this new year!