Want to Lead?

we'll help you start a local forest group

Inspired Parents


You do not need teaching experience to lead a group. We provide you with the guidance and any materials necessary to get started. All you need is a desire to have children play and learn in the great outdoors!


Any Location


You can form groups anywhere you live. No matter what state. No matter what country. We'll help you find a suitable location for outdoor exploration with children, and we'll list your group on our map to connect with local families.


Your Benefits


Experience the outdoors with a community of families. Receive support getting started. Enjoy a FREE Forest School For All membership, including discounts on gear, natural products + curriculum.



Your Role


Coordinate gatherings on a regular basis - in all kinds of weather. This role may be shared with other parents. You hope to build a community of families who learn from and within nature, and mostly, you have fun!


Getting Started

pick a group type + contact us

Start a Free Forest Explorer Group

Outdoor play groups offering child-led exploration in local forests and other nature locations. FSFA helps guide you through the logistics of getting started and continuing to grow your outdoor play community. Groups can start anytime.

Details: Year round, all-weather, child-led free play, FREE to join  


Start a Paid Forest Curriculum Group

Choose from two nature curriculums: Forest Creators, an outdoor maker space, approx. ages 2-6, and Forest Discoverers, an outdoor S.T.E.A.M-inspired classroom, approx. ages 5-10. Packages include a seasonal 12 week curriculum, and supplies as requested.

Details: Seasonal, purchase curriculum with or without supplies



what parent leaders are saying

My daughters have grown so much this past year by spending time in the forest: they are more confident, more in tune with nature and beauty, and more creative when playing with other children.

- Mary Clair


You allowed me to turn my "Forest School" dreams into a reality.

- Jenn