I lived in Alaska for 25 years and homeschooled my two daughters there.
You can't live in a place like Alaska with two curious children and NOT be outside. So, that was probably my trial-by-fire introduction to nature-based education. We went clamming, fishing, camping, hiking, and fended off giant mosquitos all in a single day.
In August of 2019, our family moved to the south and I accepted a position as a teacher for a Forest School in South Carolina. I instantly identified with educating young people this way.
Fast forward through the Pandemic of 2020. It was disheartening to see so many eager new learners relegated to sit in front of a screen. It was then that I started my own outdoor early childhood adventure program a year ago in February 2021. Out of my first class of ten students, eight of them had never played with another child. I am excited to be serving my community in this way.
I have both Level 1 & Level 2 Teacher Certification training with ERAFANS, am a member
Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
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