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Working Hours
Monday - Friday 09:00AM - 17:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
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Forest School Director

Forest School Teacher Institute / Forest School Director

Length of Training: 2 weeks (30 hours, Zoom classes, individual projects and group work:  see class descriptions) Live Zoom Sessions: each weeknight | 6PM – 7:30PM ET

Session Provides: 

    • Roundtable discussions with local administrators, teachers and leaders
    • Debrief and reflection
    • Development of a FS proposal
    • Individual consulations with faculty and mentors
    • Nature inspiration sessions
    • Virtual vists to several regional schools with FS programs

4 Core Classes + one seminar and one lab class

205  Site Development and Assessment

206  Developing Forest School Culture and Identity

207  Staff Development and Program Assessment

208 Proposal Development and Marketing

Seminar: TBD, Global FS Movement

Lab: TBD, Case Studies in FS



  • Completion of: Introduction to Forest School; or documentation showing knowledge of FS foundations, key features and benefits
  • Completion of: Forest School Teacher, or documentation showing knowledge and experience with FS teaching strategies, scheduling, student assessment, plus at least 5 hours of observation/teaching at a forest school program
  • Bachelors or Associate degree in education or related field/ or experience teaching childen in informal setting

Participant Receives: 

Certificate—Forest School Director

Completes Professional Portfolio

Fee: $395 for 4 core classes, 1 seminar and 1 lab class

10% discount on total tuition for groups of 2 or more from the same school

For applicable discounts and group rates, email info@forestteacher.org.


  • January 31 – February 11
  • March 7 – 18
  • April 18 – 29
  • May 30 – June 10