Meet the Team
Owner & Educator
Ms. Renée has always loved spending time outdoors. Whether it was childhood hikes in Gatineau Park, camping with her family today, or being on the water whenever possible, it has always felt grounding and a magical experience.
Her early education in the field of Terrain and Water Resources led to many wonderful and unique opportunities in Alberta and Ontario, reinforcing her desire to spend more time outdoors. Once back in Ontario, she spent the next year's home raising her three children. Following her time at home, she went on to become a Registered Early Childhood Educator, where she worked in both the school and day care settings, prior to finding 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 eventually working at the forest school. While there she completed her Forest School Practitioners course and spent several working years there, eventually finding her way to the Wild Child Nature Project.
It has been a wonderful experience for Ms. Renée. She has seen much growth and change in the last year, and is very eager to see where the future leads us. She has some exciting ideas for the ‘Nature Project’ and cannot wait to bring them to reality.
Miss Becca has been with Wild Child Nature Project since its beginning in 2020, and has loved watching it grow to what it is today. She majored in Psychology and minored in Child and Family Studies. She then went on to get her Montessori teaching degree, and spent a year teaching at a Montessori school. It was at this school that she first discovered the world of Forest Education, saw its impact, and fell in love. Miss Becca has a keen interest in art and creativity as well as the psychological impact of time spent outdoors, especially in the neurodivergent community. She hopes to continue her education in the field of child development and neurodivergence, and is excited to bring this learning into WCNP.
Mrs Steph’s love of the outdoors, and wanting to help children connect with nature, has led her path to Wild Child Nature Project. When she is not playing in the forest and entertaining children with silly voices and songs, Mrs Steph enjoys spending time with her family, reading and taking pictures of nature. She enjoys working with children and learning about the animals, plants and insects found in the forest. Mrs Steph always has an ear to the sky listening for birds, and an eye on the ground looking for a new species of mushroom.