Where kids and youth step away from screens to connect with the earth, themselves, and others
We are proud to host Hampton Road's First Forest School on the farm. ORA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Click the link below to visit the academy's website.
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We explore permaculture principles of care for people, care for the earth, and fair share.
Some of Themes we explore...
Forest Foragers: Berries & More! Under the guidance of our educators, harvest seasonal berries, vegetables from the garden and edible forest plants. Then prepare desserts and local foods for a natural feast.
Farm & Forest: explore homestead practices and meet animal friends. Learn how to care for creatures of the Farm and Forest. Tend to gardens and track the wildlife through the woodland.
Survival: Forts & Friends Learn awesome wilderness survival skills. Build a fort with your team. Learn fun wilderness skills of navigation, shelter, water and outdoor cooking.
Under Construction: Build, dig, create, and construct. Explore different ways to be an engineer through interactions with the great outdoors. Use elements of nature to create structures, build forts, and use tools.
Tools of Discovery: Encounter insects, trails, fungi, and more using tools for science learning magnifying glasses, binoculars, maps, shovels, and books. Hone investigation skilled and get to know the ecology, history, and hidden secrecy so of the woodlands.
Forest Ninja: Explore the forest with your ninja teachers and team. Play fun stealth games and learn martial arts movement from our local animals. Stretch like the otter, leap like the deer, and run like the coyote!
Art of Nature: Nature breeds inspiration. Learn how to express yourself through painting, drawing, collage, dance, music, and more, all by using natural materials in the woodlands around us.
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