Meet our Wonderful Team of Educators
Meet Adelle - She's passionate about outdoor nature-based learning so she is absolutely loving her roll as the lead educator at our Roto-o-Rangi site this year. Adelle divides her time between classroom teaching in a local rural primary school, mothering her two beautiful children (who also attend Nature School with her) and facilitating a fantastic termly programme for the children at Nature School.
Meet Jess - She's the equivalent to our very own swiss army knife! There's nothing she can't do! She's an amazing force of nature who loves spending time in the forest, nurturing the curious minds of our learners. You'll find Jess at both our sites - Roto-o-Rangi and Karamu, where she is leading an action packed outdoor programme. She's in her happy place.
Meet Leon - He's just finished his Teaching Degree at Waikato University and we are so happy he wants to teach in our outdoor classroom. Leon has an amazing zest for life! The children love being around him as his personality is infectious. He sees the forest in the same way the children do - with a sense of awe and wonder. Leon is fantastic at explaining and demonstrating how to make something and how to solve problems - which comes in very handy in the forest as no two days are ever the same.
Meet Sophie - she's our teenage extraordinaire! Sophie was one of the first children to enrol into our termly programme at Nature School when we first opened years ago. Sophie loved her days in the forest so much that she now works for us during both our termly and holiday programmes. Sophie is a wonderful support to Jess, helping out where-ever she's needed. She has a beautiful gentle nature and the children love learning from her.
Meet the Directors/Educators
Our Location at Karamu
Into Nature School, Smith Rd, Karamu, Te Pahu, Hamilton
Our Location at Roto-o-Rangi
Into Nature School, Tirohanga Rd, Roto-o-Rangi, Cambridge