A Classroom Like No Other

Life’s Lessons Begin Here!

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We were meant to explore this earth like children do, unhindered by fear, propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery. Allow yourself to see the world through new eyes and know there are amazing adventures here for you.Laurel Bleadon Maffei


At Pictou County Forest School, we believe in experiential education.


Our Educationally Driven Team

Meet our team of nature driven instructors who are excited to share their passion for the outdoors with our students. They each bring a variety of experiences, skills, talents, and focus to our programs:

Scott Ross

Founder & Instructor

Maya Hoehne

Program Director & Instructor

Fred MacKenzie


Ruben Irons


Joella Arsenault


Christine Whelan


In The News, Articles & A Bit Of Buzz...

Forest School Siblings…

November 21st, 2022|

Sam Ross, from left, stands with his twin brothers, James and Allie, in front of a hemlock tree used for a traditional Indigenous prayer ceremony at the Pictou County Forest School. The [more here...]

Forest School Finds Success…

December 23rd, 2021|

Another excellent story about the forest school and thank you to Olivia Malley from New Glasgow News.

Pictou County Forest School Flourishes

December 8th, 2021|

A big shout out to The News and contributor Rosalie Maceachern for an excellent overview of Pictou County Forest School. Excerpt and link to the full article below. An excellent article and [more here...]