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A rare opportunity for personal and pointed mentorship from innovative school founders 

 Six total sessions (one per month), 90 minute Zoom classes.

Monthly, Zoom cohort meet-ups facilitated by the school founder.

Real, project-based activities to help solve real issues.

Collaborative creation of an online portfolio documenting this journey.

Personal consultation (30 minutes) and self-chosen cohort discussions on a self-selected projects related to your own program.

Opportunity to visit and do extended observations at the site of choice.

Note: All Journeys will have a limited enrollment of ten.

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Journey: Forest Schools in the City

Urban Forest Schooling

Sparrow's Nest Play: Nature Play, Creation Care, and Just Living

Begins July 2022

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Mentor: Vangie Rodenbeck

This year-long journey into planting urban pocket forest education sites is designed to energize your imagination and empathize with your challenges. As we journey together, we’ll name the obstacles to urban forest teaching and learn to leverage our unique differences of doing nature studies in an inner-city, urban, or suburban context.

1. Cohort will identify and reflect on the ideological challenges found in the urban forest school context.

2. Cohort will collaborate to create strategies for overcoming logistical obstacles when conducting nature play programming in an urban context.

3. Cohort will recognize the social issues present when conducting forest and nature education in an urban setting and generate action plans to meet these contexts.

Six Month Journey


  •  Monthly LIVE Zoom sessions
  • Monthly Zoom Personal consult with Journey mentor 
  • Monthly Cohort Meet-ups
  • Real-world group projects
  • Creation of on-line Portfolio of Resources
  • Infusions of courage, comradery, and joy
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It is the journey that matters in the end. 

-- Ursula K. Le Guin