Spring Webinar Series 2022

IFSA are delighted to open bookings for our 2nd Spring Webinar series, following on from great interest last year. We hope that these webinars will be of benefit for members, forest school trainees and others as we remerge from our  winter rest into the springtime. Re-inspire and re-connect with your Forest School community in this series of evening webinars where we will explore themes of Knifework, storytelling, nature craft and Wildlife Tracking

Each webinar will take place on a Monday evening from 7pm-8pm. We hope you will be able to join us!

  • Monday Feb 7th Whittling in Forest School with Ross Wareham
  • Monday Feb 21st Weaving story, song and movement into your Forest School practice with Niamh Geoghegan and Aaran Towers.
  • Monday March 7th Keeping track: The art of wildlife tracking – with Lucy O’Hagan

The workshops are free of charge to current IFSA members, and we also welcome non-members at a cost of €15.

IFSA is always open to new members, and returning friends too! If you would like to renew your membership early for the year 2022/23, or join IFSA for the first time you can do so by following this link: IFSA Membership  

We are greatful to all our members in their support of our work to fulfill our mission:

  • To bring Forest School practitioners together to inspire inclusive, playful, learning for all, in nature.
  • To build resilience and relationships, through our connection with each other, and the natural world, while inspiring creativity and supporting wellbeing.
  • To continue to make links with other organisations who share our vision for a better and more sustainable world where humans can live more harmoniously with each other and with nature. 

Webinars will take place on a Monday evening from 7pm-8pm. We hope you will be able to join us!

Please follow this link to book: https://irishforestschoolassociation.clr.events/event/131980:ifsa-spring-webinar-series-2022

Autumn Gatherings 2020

The Irish Forest School Association are delighted to announce the launch of our regional networks. These regional networks form our Autumn Gathering for 2020 – ‘Nurturing Connections in New Directions’.


We want to build local networks of forest school practitioners to share ideas, to deepen our practice and to help make FS available more widely across Ireland. IFSA feels this is a core part of our work as a national organisation to ensure the quality of FS practice here.

On the weekend of 17/18 October 2020 there will be five gatherings, either on Saturday 17th or on Sunday 18th of October, in different parts of the country:

  • Dublin: Bushy Park, D6W; hosted by Ruairi Shelley & Ross Wareham (Sat 17th)
  • Northwest: Clevaragh Forest, Co. Sligo; hosted by Tricia Mc Loughlin (Sat 17th)
  • North: Glasswater Wood, Co. Down; hosted by Amy Dixon (Sat 17th)
  • West: Lees Road, Ennis, Co. Clare; hosted by Grainne Vaughan & Veronica McGuire (Sun 18th)
  • South: Killeagh, Co. Cork; hosted by Niamh Geoghegan (Sun 18th)

Each Gathering will be hosted by regional forest school practitioners, find out more about our hosts here.

This event is designed as a skill-share type of sharing of best practice and ideas with each other.

Booking are now open: There is no cost to current IFSA members who have priority booking until 5th Oct after which it will be opened to non-members at a cost of €10.

Each event will be strictly limited to a maximum of 15 persons and will comply with all Covid-19 regulations. Participants will provide their own food and drinks and, as always, wear warm and waterproof clothing.

The event is subject to Government Covid-19 guidelines.