Welcome to the Irish Forest School Association

Save the Date

  Our Annual Gathering and AGM will take pace on 25/26 May 2019 in Co Cork! Put the date in your diary now and spread the word!

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IFSA Autumn Gathering – getting closer!

Bookings are open for the  IFSA & NIFSA Joint Autumn Gathering, at Clandeboye Estate, near Bangor, Co Down,  on Saturday 6th October!

IFSA Members  €45, including lunch.
Non-Members  €70, which includes lunch and membership up to May 2019

Information about the programme and workshops can be found here. Further details will issue once you have booked.

In a slight change this year, you can book and pay directly through this link: https://irishforestschoolassociation.clr.events/

Supporting the development of forest school learning across Ireland 

The Irish Forest School Association was founded in 2016 to support the development of Forest School learning in Ireland. Our members comprise practitioners (that is trained Forest School leaders), researchers, teachers, early years’ practitioners, and organisations and individuals interested in innovation, creativity, education, play, science, environmental awareness and care, and the outdoors. Our mission is to support the development of quality Forest Schools in a diverse range of settings in Ireland. Our current model of practice draws much from the UK Forest School Association (FSA) model.

Membership of the IFSA

Membership of the IFSA is open to everyone interested in developing quality Forest School in Ireland. Membership is renewed annually in May as a part of the annual conference subscription.


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