Flatwoods Forest School was founded in 2018. We are four moms on a mission to create an alternative education program that provides a rich environment for childhood development. We are a completely outdoor nature based program serving St. Johns and Flagler County children ages 3-7. We are located at the Florida Agricultural Museum, where there are 460 acres of land to explore. The Agricultural Museum provides a unique opportunity for students to learn with historical buildings, living history, cattle, sheep, horses and a native long leaf pine habitat.
Grab your backpacks and come explore with us!
Instructor Michele is a founding member of Flatwoods Forest School. She is a St. Augustine Native who is passionate about being outdoors with her children and staying connected with nature. She is an avid horseback rider and has her BS in Business and Hospitality from FSU.
Instructor Missy is founding member of Flatwoods Forest School and is the current Assistant Manger of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Farmers Market. She is passionate about eating healthy locally sourced food, and learning about the environment.
She worked for the Florida Park Service from 2010-2016 where she served as a Park Services Specialist and OPS Biological Scientist.
She currently lives at Faver-Dykes State Park with her two boys and husband (the assistant manager of the park).
She is a Certified Florida Master Naturalist, has her BA in Sociology from Flagler College and is DCF Early Childhood Education Certified.
Instructor Kayla is passionate about caring for the environment and early childhood education.
She has been working with families in St. Augustine for 14 years.
She loves to go on camping trips with her family. When Kayla is not teaching the Forests’s youngest learners, you can find her in the garden or at the beach with her family.
Lauren is a long-time Northeast Florida resident who, as editor of Edible Northeast Florida, brings over 30 years experience in our area's local food movement to the magazine, along with a passion and expertise in baking and front yard farming. After a career in digital production and enterprise content management, Lauren is excited to be sharing her knowledge and skills about the vital role food plays in our community with the students at Flatwoods Forest School.
In addition to our school, check out all the awesome activities the Florida Ag Museum has to offer!
7900 North Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, Florida 32137