"Best educator event I have ever attended!"
                                                                   - A. White
"It was so inspiring.  Great keynote speakers."
                                                                - J. Westermeyer
       "I am still living into the experience and all the inspiring info shared."
                                                                                                                                - S. Tucker
"So amazing, educational, & inspiring all in one space."
- S. Novacek

Raintree School is hosting Vaskebjørn: 3rd Annual Forest School Congress of the Midwest- and it's a whole new format!  Skill badges, day-long engagements and more make Vaskebjorn the ultimate gathering of educators aimed at promoting an informed, significant, and realistic change in education while sharing innovative approaches and research to enhance place-based learning in wild spaces.

 

Join us this fall for a two-day outdoor extravaganza.  Camp, stay up late to watch the latest inspirational film, earn skill badges, and dive deep in theory and practice. Participants will enjoy a relaxing weekend to hone forest school practice, deepen understandings of the forest school pedagogy, and connect with fellow educators.  Bring your tent and camping gear, because we're spending the night in Raintree's 11-acre wood. With workshops offered early morning, midday, and during a campfire-lit evening, outdoor skills will be taught by experts from across the region, offering training and insight for every skill level. 

October 6-7th, 2018

SAVE THE DATE

SATURDAY
Tent Setup
Forest Morning Welcome
Deep Dive for the Day
Lunch
Deep Dive Cont.
Collaborative Reflection
Campout Dinner
Skills I: In the Dark
Bonfire
Late Night Film Screening
SUNDAY
Campout Breakfast
Keynote
Skills III
Skills IV
Lunch
  Meeting
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8a-9a
9a-9:30a
10:00a
11:45a-12:45p
1p-5p
5:15p-6:15p
6:30p-8:00p
8:00p
8p-9:30p
9:00p
 
8a-9:15a
9:30a-10:15a
10:15a-11:00a
11:15a-12:00p
12:15p-1p
1:15p

Vaskebjorn 2016

EXPLORE 200 ACRES OF MISSOURI WILDERNESS

100 EDUCATORS FROM ACROSS THE MIDWEST

EDUCATORS OF MORE THAN 2,000 CHILDREN

5 FULL-DAY

DEEP DIVES

a place where children are engaged in civic mindfulness; where young citizens share a sense of common good, intellectual courage and a love for all things wild.

2100 South Mason Rd.

St. Louis, MO 63131

​tel. 314.858.1033

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