Anna Sharratt

Executive Director

Free Forest School

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Steering Committee Member



The Basics

Company Name: Free Forest School
Location: Chapters in 100+ communities nationwide
Founded: 2015
Full-Time Employees: Zero; FFS is run by  700+ volunteers!
Products: Cooperative nature play chapters meet on public land to let kids play.
Social: Instagram
Claim to Fame: We’ll create 150,000 kid/nature experiences in 2019!



The Culture

The best thing about working at Free Forest School is: Collaborating with a crew of passionate leaders;  a social media feed full of adorable kids freely exploring nature.
When we’re not working, we’re: Climbing trees and building forts.
What we’re reading: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The New Yorker, Tinman
What we’re listening to: Code Switch podcast, Better Oblivion Community Center, the sound of birds returning to Minnesota
If they made a movie about our workplace, it would be called: Working When We Can: Busy Parents Building a Movement
Inclusion in the outdoors matters because: Time spent outdoors is essential to healthy childhood development. All kids deserve a childhood rooted in nature!

Five years down the line, it’s our hope that: Public schools are on their way to making nature-based learning an integral part of the curriculum for every child.



The One-Year Goals

(What’s the company culture we wish to create?)

  • To be added later!