Meet our Wonderful Team of Educators
Meet Trea - She's a gentle natured educator and the children adore her! She's really sporty and loves spending time coaching and educating children, especially in the great outdoors. You'll often find Trea sitting quietly talking with children, deep in conversation explaining something tricky or you can find her challenging them to running races or playing the guitar around the firepit. She's our educator extraordinaire!
Meet Patrick - He is crazy passionate about rugby but he's also super keen on all sports so his work with Kelly Sports supported his sport craze just nicely...which also comes in very handy at Into Nature School with our energetic bunch of children. Our children love learning with Patrick - they are often seen dragging him off to show him something interesting that they've found and he's always up for an adventure!
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 Noel (married to Amy), he's our Health & Safety Expert. He's also our guy that gets stuff done! He's handy with the tools and always busy being creative, constructing something that makes Into Nature School just that little bit special for the children. No job is too big or too little for Noel - he's just happy to be making a difference to the lives of the children in a practical way.
Meet Wilf (married to Hillary), he's our BFG - Big Friendly Giant. Wilf's background is in law enforcement so he just loves spending time at Into Nature School on his days off because it's a great de-stresser. Wilf loves nothing better than taking the children on long hikes exploring the hills behind our forest, the children trying to keep up with him (remember he's a giant) as they go adventuring.
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