Work with me
I'd love to help you create or improve your delivery of high-quality, effective, and meaningful programs for your communities
I'm really lucky to be contacted by people all over the world who are seeking support with creating, refining, and adapting outdoor and Nature-rooted programs. Everyone is different, so I've designed a variety of ways to help those who are just getting started, as well as experienced practitioners who want to deepen their practice.
Some resources are self-guided (and free!) meaning you can get going right away. And I also offer more personalized support in the form of consultancy and mentorship. This usually starts with a free 30 min video or phone call to get to know you and your needs.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or scroll down to find out more about the different ways we could work together!
A comprehensive package for educators who want to start up, re-design, or expand a forest school or other nature-based outdoor program. Follow the link to learn more and join the waitlist.
You may be an environmental educator, a teacher, an early childhood educator, or perhaps a parent who wants to create something with and for your community.
This package includes tailored support from me (Caylin, the creator of Forest Schooled), to help you in your program development journey.
I take a reflective approach to program design that is grounded in appreciation and respect for the natural world, and works towards ecological and social justice. This is what it means to be "nature-rooted!" (Click here to find out more about how this term was coined). Having lived in 3 different countries (UK, USA, and Canada) and delivered programs to a wide variety of audiences, I've developed a unique method to program design that aims to respect the qualities and cultures of the places we live rather than importing approaches from abroad that can perpetuate a colonial mindset.
Since I offer a highly personalized mentorship experience, I can only support a few people at a time with this package, so please feel welcome to join the waitlist.
Talks & Workshops
Help for individuals, small groups, and organizations to create or improve your delivery of high-quality, effective, and meaningful programs for your communities.
I provide talks, workshops, and webinars on a variety of topics related to Nature-rooted learning. I approach my work with adults much like I approach my work with children: it's learner-led! What are your needs and interests? What could you use help with? Get in touch and we'll work together to figure out how I can best support you. If you need a "springboard" (or a starting place), here are some topics you could choose from:
Program proposals and advocacy – getting people on board & building alliances. Creating partnerships with schools or organizations
Frameworks for supporting risky play, place-based, play-based, and emergent planning
Navigating challenging behaviour outdoors
Ecological relationships and impact assessments
Documentation, evaluation design, and reporting to communicate impacts and value. Parent/Caregiver communication.
Business planning and design that aligns with a Nature-rooted approach
Working towards accessible and inclusive programs. Facing colonization in our work with the Land & building our understanding of Indigenous Perspectives
Choose from a variety of pre-recorded online workshops, or join in an active online professional learning community designed to help us delve deeper into particular topics relevant to our work in Nature-rooted learning.
Join the Forest Schooled Community
Join our a virtual gathering space for community and connection! It's free, or choose to make a monthly contribution to pay it forward to others.
"I feel that every step of Caylin's consultancy process was extremely valuable and exactly what I needed. From the initial consultation, to the co-created plan of action, to what she put together with me by the end – I felt heard, respected, guided, supported, uplifted and motivated. She's the partner I long for in this business! And it was helpful that she was willing to negotiate a payment plan, considering the fact that she was helping me write to government officials about a lack of financial support!"
- Monica Miller, Kingston Forest & Nature School (Ontario, Canada)