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Natural Pathways

Natural Pathways is a charitable organization. 

We are supportive and dedicated Forest School practitioners, educators, mentors, naturalists, artists, crafts people, homeschool families, and community members who have come together to provide ongoing mentorship and idea-sharing to grow the movement of Forest and Nature programs in the Windsor and Essex County area.  We hope to plant the seeds of curiosity and connection in our communities that provide engaging opportunities for individuals, families, educators, and school communities to connect to the Land .  


Land Acknowledgement

Natural Pathways gathers on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations (comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi Peoples), Caldwell First Nations the original people of Point Pelee, Pelee Island and the surrounding waters, the Metis and of the Huron-Wendat Peoples.

As an organization of people from many different backgrounds, we strive to deepen our connection to this Land. We are grateful for the Oak, Cedar, Pine, Sycamore, Maple, Black Walnut, and Shagbark Hickory that come together to sustain us. We are grateful for the Raccoon, Deer, Fox, Muskrat, Turkey, Eagle, and countless Song Birds that grace us with a glimpse or evidence of their presence. We are grateful for the Centipedes, Moths, Butterflies, Bees, Ants, Worms, Spiders, Dragonflies, Snakes, Fish, Frogs, and Toads who allow us in their home. All the inhabitants of the more than Human world, the sacred waters that surround us and the pond that explodes with life we are thankful.

We honour the traditional inhabitants and those who live here today by entering the space with respect and stewardship. We are committed and it is our hope to create awareness of the importance of Nature Connection. Connection to the Land and all beings from the Ant, to the Tree, from the Fox and Deer to each person all across Turtle Island, we are all family.

Our Team

Pat Andrews

President, Board of Directors

Kimberley Alice

Executive Director

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Breanna Sekela



Ayesha Drouillard



Lesley Labbe



Sherry Postma



Kat McFadden


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Marti Vardai



Melanie Totten


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Sarah Emerson


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Sheena Bechard



Board of Directors

President - Pat Andrews

Vice President - Serena Ellwood

Secretary - Samantha Gaudette

Treasurer - Leah Read

Julie Fraser

Stephanie Segave-Tiessen

Jessica Koper

Renee Hurley

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