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

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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

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MARIAH ANGEL

Wild Path Forest School Supply Teacher

Mariah is a student at Brock University, where she majors in studio arts. She can often be found hiking and sketching outdoors, combining her love of nature and art. She is excited to bring her interests and experience to Wild Path.

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