Nature

Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself

John Dewey

At l’écoline, we believe that children need daily contact with nature, so they go outside every day to the
forest or to the lake.

Our Nature Atelierista offers ‘ateliers’ in the forest or at the beach, in order to increase their exploration
of and connection with the natural environment. Children learn about the different seasons, they ask lots
of questions about the treasures they find, they come up with theories, are eager to protect nature, build
huts, develop their motor skills through climbing trees and their cooperation by playing together.
Sometimes they meet the forest warden and other people who look after the forest.

Often they return from these ‘Ateliers’ with a project for the class, or conversely, they carry on some of
their projects outdoors in Nature. There are often links between the science workshops and these Nature
subjects.

Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself

John Dewey