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Ms. Renee

Director & Educator

Background

  • Diploma in Terrain and Water Resources 

  • Work experience with Environmental Firms, and Conservation Authorities prior to raising her three children at home

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education 

  • Work experience as a Registered Early Childhood Educator, in childcare setting with infants, toddlers and preschool aged children, as well as kindergarten ECE 

  • Forest School Practitioner Course, work experience at the Ottawa Forest and Nature School

What led them to forest programming: 

Ms. Renée was introduced to the world of forest programming after discovering a nearby Forest and Nature school. She knew she wanted to be a part of the experience, so enrolled her son and volunteered her time. While there she completed her Forest School Practitioners course and spent several years working there, eventually finding her way to the Wild Child Nature Project.

It has been a wonderful experience for Ms. Renée. She has seen so much growth and change in the last year, and is very eager to see where the future leads us.

Area's of interest

  • Child Development and the benefits of outdoor play  

  • Being outside, on the water, or gardening (mostly unsuccessfully) 

  • Spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys camping, kayaking or taking the family dog for forest walks, when not at the arena that is.

If they were an animal they would be:

An Owl!

One item they can’t leave the house without is:

Lip balm, but also having other random things in her pockets: a swiss army knife, twine, notes…

If they were to imagine themselves as a child attending WCNP, they would spend their time in the forest:

Definitely crushing rocks into fairy dust, or making mud meatballs.