Join us as we explore the many intriguing concepts of ReWilding education!
Kathryn Long is a lifelong learner with inexhaustible interest in music, biomechanics, magick, child development, and the natural world. She is the director and lead teacher of Growing Wild Forest School, a non-profit, all-outdoor nature connection school for children ages 3-6 located in West Asheville. Growing Wild is the first project of The Forest School Foundation, a 501(c)3 that Kathryn co-founded in 2016 to bring nature connection education to the WNC area. One of her core beliefs is that the best possible future for humanity can be created by people who were given plenty of opportunity to fall in love with the natural world in early childhood.
Her belief is backed up by years of research and study in the field of Outdoor Learning, and by Forest Schools in particular, an educational approach begun in Denmark in the 1950’s. Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. This approach works to ameliorate the issues of Nature Deficit Disorder, and to explore the possibilities of Attention Restoration Theory, among other ground-breaking educational approaches.
Learn more at www.GrowingWildForestSchool.org, also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GrowingWildForestSchool/ and Instagram as Growing Wild Forest School, and our parent 501(c)3 is at www.TheForestSchoolFoundation.org and on Facebook as The Forest School Foundation.