wild about nature
Wild Wonder began when two educators met and realized they shared a passion for getting children outside and a vision for a community that is connected with the local environment.
A lifelong passion for environmental stewardship and an ability to see beauty in the smallest details has led Agnes down a path of inspiring positive change. A certified Forest and Nature School Practitioner through Forest School Canada, Agnes earned her BSc in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science, followed by a Master of Environmental Studies degree focusing on environmental education. Working with an amazing school inspired her to complete a BEd and become a teacher. Agnes has worked both within the public school system and with alternative and independent schools in varying roles. As a parent and an educator, she knows how important it is for children to get outside and engage in play and discovery, while learning to love the world around them. When not in the forest, Agnes might be found drawing something and is a also freelance graphic designer.
Leanne is a kind, creative and patient educator who trusts in children’s innate sense of curiosity and the richness of the natural world as a learning environment. She believes in the value of helping develop children’s self-confidence, self-regulation, and social skills, as well as helping children connect with the earth through hands-on, child-led inquiry. She has worked as a supervisor with the Town of Sackville’s Trailblazers program. In 2016 Leanne completed her Bachelor of Education at Queen’s University, with a specialization in Outdoor and Experiential Education. She will be certified to teach grades K-12 in NB, and she is especially interested in education that is place-based and experiential. She is currently enrolled in Forest School Canada's Forest and Nature School Practitioner Course, “an intensive, self-directed professional learning opportunity for educators.” Leanne is a yoga teacher who owns Nava Yoga, a small yoga studio in Sackville, and is also certified in Advanced Wilderness First Aid.