KATRINA GATAVECKAS

Wild Path Forest School Founder, Director

Katrina is an outdoor educator who believes that every day should include adventure.

After completing her teaching degree, Katrina began her journey into outdoor education by founding Red Robin Nature Preschool in Toronto. When she moved to Grey County in 2017 she began teaching at Little Sprouts Nature Preschool, a cooperative preschool run at Cedar Down Farm.

She is a graduate of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program, where she furthered her knowledge of Ontario's plant and animal species. She is currently enrolled in the Forest and Nature School Practitioner course run by Forest School Canada.

When not at forest school Katrina can be found hiking on the Bruce Trail, gardening, and spending time with her husband and son.

B. Ed., Primary/Senior

M.Sc., Anthropology

Graduate of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program

Enrolled in Forest and Nature School Practitioner Course

Our Mentors

MICHELLE MACMILLAN

Wild Path Forest School Mentor

Michelle is an outdoor educator who loves exploring the wonders of nature.

 

She completed her Bachelor of Environmental Science at the University of Waterloo, where she discovered her love of outdoor education during one of her co-op placements. She then moved to northern Alberta where she spent her time teaching in the boreal forest with the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society.

 

Since returning to Ontario she has worked as an educator with Kawartha Conservation and Royal Botanical Gardens, where she continues to work as a Nature Interpreter.

 

When not at forest school Michelle can be found hiking, bird watching, and photographing wildlife.

 

B. Sc., Environmental Science, Ecology specialization

ANGELA IRWIN

Wild Path Forest School Supply Teacher

Angela is an outdoor educator who loves teaching, learning and being outside in all weather! 

She completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of British Columbia and began her teaching journey in the forests of Hamilton at Royal Botanical Gardens, where she worked as the Camp Director and continues to work as a Nature Interpreter.

Angela is also an Outdoor Adventure Guide for the District School Board of Niagara, where she provides outdoor education opportunities to students from kindergarten through grade 12. She is currently enrolled in the Forest and Nature School Practitioner course run by Forest School Canada.

When not at forest school Angela is out running, playing with her dog Beau or canoeing.

B. Arts Sc., Arts and Science and Psychology

B.Ed., Primary/Junior

Enrolled in Forest and Nature School Practitioner Course

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