About

Nature Explorers

This environmental education program is designed for home schooled children:
Facilitators following the children’s interests, guide students through the Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum during this play based program.
Student’s questions and ideas drive the learning process forward. These processes are then supported by the facilitator by guiding the student to further investigation and inquiry.

Meet the Staff!

Lisa: I am the Forest Discovery Program Director here at Heartland Forest and have completed Forest and Nature School Canada’s Forest School Practitioners course. Graduating from Niagara College’s Arts and Science and Guelph University Certificate of Environmental Conservation programs, I have spent several years designing and implementing environmental education and camp programming for children.

Kyra: I am a graduate from the University of Guelph with a degree in Zoology. I recently moved to the Niagara Region and am excited to learn all about this beautiful area. I have a passion for wildlife and outdoor education! I have worked in this field for the past eight years. I have worked for Ontario Parks, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory, Haliburton Forest Wolf Centre, Science North and African Lion Safari. I have done all matter of educational programming and can’t wait to show you what Heartland Forest has to offer!

Evgenia:  I will be joining the group for the fall. I am currently in my second year of school to become an RECE. I want to be a positive role model for children on their journey exploring our natural world.  I have enjoyed my placements with the local school board and other organizations offering children’s programming!