"An old Indian saying: 'It's better to know one mountain than to climb many"
― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
We choose our locations with great care. The choice of location is fundamental to the quality of experiences available to our young learners. We also consider accessibility, safety, amenities and legal restrictions.
Each of our groups has a main home base where the majority of their sessions will take place. Each group will go on one or two excursions each term depending on the length of the term We recently went to Fort Canning Park, The Learning Forest in the Singapore Botanic Gardens and to Labrador Nature Reserve where we have often held our campfire cooking sessions.
We also seek to collaborate with local groups on community gardens and volunteering opportunities in order to broaden the experiences that we offer at each site.
Wildlings @ Core Collective will launch in April 2020. We are incredibly excited to have secured our own private one acre wild space for our programmes.
We will have the freedom to work in harmony with the environment, enhancing its natural value and offering a greater variety of experiences and events to our customers.
Look out for photographs and updates over the coming weeks as the site takes shape ready to receive its first Wildlings!
Bukit Batok Nature park is a stunning venue with everything that we need. We have identified four locations within the nature park to make ourselves at home each session. We rotate location and keep group sizes small so that we do not regularly disturb other park visitors.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens is a World Heritage Site with an incredible variety of flora, fauna, terrain and learning opportunities on offer.
The Southern Section of the gardens has a beautiful stream, specialist heritage, sundial, frangipani and ginger gardens as well as the fabulous Learning Forest. Very soon a new extension will open linked to the Learning Forest which will boast a nature play garden and we are very excited about the prospect of using this resource for our future sessions.
Ang Mo Kio Park
Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park is one of the largest urban parks in Singapore that allows us to bring Forest School to the city. With its re-naturalised meandering river and stepping stones, Dragonfly Pond, Butterfly Garden and Community Garden run by volunteers we are able to rotate to different areas of the park throughout the term and utilise this unique green space.
East Coast Park (Marine Cove)
East Coast Park is accessible to those living in the East of Singapore and it’s magic combination of forest, sea, sand, BBQ pits and camping opportunities allow for a rich Forest School experience. We will venture to different locations from our meet point to experience all East Coast Park has to offer.
East Coast Park, Marine Cove, Area C.
We meet at the permanent shelter next to BBQ Pit number 18, highlighted in red on the map. Only a short walk from the main car park at Marine Cove.