Founder and Teacher
My name is Corinne Matovich, founder of Rad Roots Nature School. I have been formally trained in environmental education and nature connection through outdoor schools I have spent years at over my career as a naturalist and educator. I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Environmental Sociology and Communication. Throughout my years I have worked as a naturalist at Rancho Alegre Outdoor School and as an educator at Fairview Gardens Center for Urban Agriculture where I guided children through lessons on plant life and farm to table practices, as well as Wilderness Youth Project- an amazing organization working to explore outside with children and build community. I then worked in an Indigenous village in Alaska where I studied to become a certified youth mental health advocate in order to address social emotional learning processes in communities in the Yukon-Kuskokim Delta. I have now been living in San Diego as a local nature school teacher and am excited to welcome your child to the community. My philosophy is influenced by Forest School models of the UK, social emotional learning techniques, ethnobotany, Coyote Mentoring, the art of storytelling, power of play, and California Native plant magic!
Women Who Run With the Wolves
Nature School Teacher / Kindest Human
Hey all! My name is Anna Rose. I am so grateful to have been working with Rad Roots for 3 years! For as long as I can remember I’ve had a love for the outdoors and child care. I began working with kids when I was fourteen-years-old—swim instructing for children with disabilities and nannying ages ranging from two to eleven-years-old. I fell in love with outdoor education when I worked as a camp counselor at an outdoor science camp up north in Aptos, CA back in 2017. I care deeply about making others feel comfortable and confident in their environment. I earned my degree in Environmental Science from San Diego State University! I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to work with Corinne at Rad Roots, it brings me so much joy!