Two Ways to Give

Donate to FFS

Donate to FFS

Be a part of the movement–make a tax-deductible Free Forest School donation to give more kids access to free play in nature!

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In gratitude for your support, FFS is offering a limited supply of gifts. Get yours now when you donate to Free Forest School!

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We believe all children deserve to explore the natural world – and our world will be the better for it.

We imagine youngsters of all backgrounds growing up with a deep love for nature. They’ll be happy, healthy, and confident, growing into the innovative thinkers, the compassionate leaders, and the environmental stewards we need.

But some kids and communities face significant barriers to accessing nature play.  That’s why we’re making it our mission to open doors and break down barriers wherever we can.

If you or your family have seen the benefits of Free Forest School, we invite you to give back.

If you find hope in the idea of a generation of environmental stewards, join the movement by making a donation.

Your gift will expand the growing circle of kids being kids, outdoors.

Bring opportunity

Bring opportunity

Bring opportunities to play and explore in nature that are free and accessible to everyone by providing resources, training, and support to parent volunteers who bring FFS to their community–enabling new groups to launch anywhere in the world.

Increase access

Increase access

Increase access for children of all backgrounds by launching robust outreach campaigns and solving barriers to access.  Bring child-directed nature play into mainstream school settings through scaling the Elementary Phenology Project.

 

 

 

Build Community

Build Community

Build communities in which parents can learn from each other how to raise confident, creative, nature-loving kids by providing free new resources and tools to facilitators and directors, and piloting new initiatives.

Lead the way

Lead the way

Lead the way by helping parents and educators see the value of nature play for healthy development through in-depth, valuable blog content.

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Your donation will enable Free Forest School to:

  • Advocate for equity by bringing child-directed nature play into mainstream school settings by scaling our pilot Elementary Phenology Project
  • Enable new groups to launch in anywhere in the world by providing resources, training, and support to volunteer parent leaders who bring FFS to their community
  • Enrich the FFS experience for current participants by providing in-depth exploration of relevant topics such as managing risky play, circle time resources, and child-directed activity prompts
  • Bring nature play to underrepresented groups by carrying out robust outreach campaigns and addressing barriers to access
  • Increase access by moving event scheduling off Facebook and into a Members’ Area on our website
  • Catalyze the launch of free & cooperative forest preschools by developing best practices, providing training resources to parents leaders, and expanding the FFS Core program to new communities

Keeping FFS free and accessible starts with you.

We are committed to never charging a fee for participation in Free Forest School. All of the resources we provide are FREE: an international network for Directors and Facilitators, start-up and training materials, individual consulting and mentoring, outreach resources and more.

If you see value in what you experience at Free Forest School, please make a donation at a level that fits your budget. Every donation counts.

Donate to FFS

Donate to FFS

Be a part of the movement–make a tax-deductible donation to give more kids access to free play in nature!

Donate
Donate & Shop

Donate & Shop

In gratitude for your support, FFS is offering a limited supply of gifts. Get yours now!

Donate & Shop
Together, let's open the doors to nature play for kids everywhere!