Forest School

Welcome!

July 6, 2016

There’s just something so satisfying about starting from scratch that appeals to my gemini nature. A brand new website, a brand new logo, it’s why I’ve designed and re-designed my photography business site and logo more times than I can count (please don’t look at the last time I blogged there, it’s not pretty).

But this feels different, I haven’t been this excited about a new venture in a while. I’ve tried to run with a few ideas but they’ve somehow piled up, collecting dust in the corners of my mind and some sad un-updated FB fan page. While I understand and fully support the value of STEM education (engineering specifically), it’s not a field that I know intimately or a field that I’m comfortable in. It’s why I haven’t been able to dedicate the time and energy to create something meaningful. It’s just too far outside my comfort zone. I’ve come to realize that from starting Steam With The Kids and not being able to take it where I imagined it could go. There are so many amazing educators and innovators out there who are excelling at bringing STEM education to kids in their area. I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Cameron of Tinker Truck  multiple times facilitating various workshops for the Cambridge Homeschool Co-Op. His enthusiasm and passion for all things tinkering/making/engineering is infections.

That’s the type of energy and excitement I feel for this new venture. Although new on the internet this is not something that’s new to me or new to my heart. I’ve been passionate about alternative education since before my eldest was born. I knew we would choose a different path for our kids than the one we walked.

A Forest School encompasses all my hopes and dreams for a rich environment, experiential learning, deep connection with nature and a safe place to discover all that lies within. Children need these types of experiences to combat the effects of our fast paced, over scheduled hectic lives.

This website will be a place for me to share our family’s adventures, our struggles, and the journey of bringing this magical place that currently only exits when I close my eyes, into existence.