Are You Ready to Work with Nature and Help Your Community Thrive?

We Are The Forest is a Nature + STEM Academy conducted in K-12 Schools.

 Our curriculum trains students and teachers to connect with the power of place & Nature.


Graduates of our Academy are certified in Nature-Based Systems Thinking: 

A problem-solving lens that sees ecological challenges as opportunity for positive social impact. 

 

Nature-Based Systems Thinking is:

Ecosystem Services

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All the products, benefits, and services that Nature provides for free. Ecosystem Services are a way to measure and account for the true value of Nature. 

Biomimicry

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Using the patterns and designs found in Nature to solve human problems and create new innovations. Biomimicry is a design approach that sees Nature as the ultimate engineer. 

Green Infrastructure

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Urban infrastructure that mimics the resilience of  natural ecosystems and their functions. 

With living buildings and architecture, 

we can re-integrate our cities with Nature. 

Graduates of our academy

The Nature + STEM Career Path

A graduate of the We Are The Forest Academy will have hands-on jobs training, career exposure and experience in:


Bio-engineering, forest ecology, closed-loop systems thinking, permaculture, agroforestry, agro-ecology, civil engineering, soil ecology, landscape architecture, urban planning, biomimicry, resilient community development, eco-justice, renewable energy systems, net positive systems, living buildings, stormwater management, green infrastructure design & installation, project management, accounting for ecosystem services & natural capital, regenerative systems design and circular economics.

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Events

March 20, 2020

How Beavers Can Save the World (1-day PD)

8:30 am - 4 pm

Event Details

March 20, 2020

How Beavers Can Save the World (1-day PD)

Our first Teacher Training, to be held in Ann Arbor, MI 

SCECH credit and scholarships available. 

Lunch is provided, and space is very limite...

Event Details

8:30 am - 4 pm

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