Forest School Experiences You Can Do At Home

with Becca Hackett-Levy, Executive Director of Northeast LA Forest School

Time Left to Book








Being outdoors invigorates a child’s independence and curiosity. But what if you can’t be out every day?

About the Workshop

Becca Hackett-Levy developed Northeast LA Forest School as a natural classroom in the urban park landscape of Los Angeles, reversing the “indoorification of childhood” with fully outdoor preschool education. There, dirt is canvas, rocks are sorting beads, and birds overhead are the class pets. 

In a time when many of us are in (or out) more than we want to be, and when parents are teachers more than ever, Becca shares her favorite lessons from the forest, so you can nurture their play and love for science wherever you are.

Bring a cup of coffee or glass of wine and be ready to turn your camera and mic on, if you like, to discuss with other working parents. Kids and distractions welcome.


About Becca Hackett-Levy

Becca Hackett-Levy was born in Portland, ME, and grew up doing theater, playing in the mud, and making messes with paint. She holds a BA from Emerson College in Boston, and a Masters in the Science of Education in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College in New York City. 

She founded Northeast LA Forest School as the region’s first 100% outdoor nature-based early education program and continues to be a trailblazer of natural learning. As one of her student’s parents said, “I’ve never heard anyone speak so passionately and articulately about the importance of play, discovery, open communication, process-based learning, and self-expression.”

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