"Now I see the secret of the making of the best person. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the Earth. "
- Walt Whitman
Feronia Forward partners with schools in Urban & rural areas to offer rewards and incentives for class level ATTENDANCE and PARTICIPATION.
In our "Conserving Together" program, Feronia Forward teams up with schools to create a set of standards for the students to strive for; when students in a class meet these goals, the entire class is able to spend a day of excitement, learning, team-building, and fun at Ramblewild: a 1400+ acre conservation forest that offers experiential outdoor Learning rooted in the STEM Educational APPROACH (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH). Our goal is for students of every background—who may not necessarily have easy access to forestland—to experience first-hand the wonder of nature, the promise of conservation, and the reason we all should come together to protect it.
In addition to "Conserving Together", Feronia Forward coordinates a series of community projects to connect students with our forests, working with local schools to incorporate Feronia Forests’ approach to sustainable forestry in their curriculum, and reward individual scholastic achievement as well the mentoring of younger students.