Oak Tree Mentorship Program Instructors
Rowena is a founder of Nature Learning Community, where she teaches nature connection and outdoors skills for people of all ages, and consults with educators seeking to increase outdoors experience for their students. She’s an anthropologist and Montessori teacher, with background as a homeschool parent and assistant in a Waldorf-based forest kindergarten. She attended Tom Brown’s Tracker School in New Jersey and Wilderness Awareness School’s Art of Mentoring. She’s currently a student in the Kamana Naturalist Training program, and volunteers for the global 8 Shields movement. She’s also a founding member of Sunward Cohousing Community, where she’s lived and learned for 20 years.
Courtney is a re-wilding enthusiast with a passion for bringing nature connection, culture repair and the art of mentoring to our local community. Courtney is a homeschooling mother of three young children, a gardener, former Ayurvedic Practitioner and herbalist, and lover of sacred music. She loves wandering, encountering flora and fauna, and sharing those stories with others. Her daily goal is to spend as much time outdoors as possible, especially with children in the spirit of play and wonder.