This film is now free for you to watch, enjoy, and share but in order for me to continue to tell this amazing story, I need your help. Please contribute what you can, and I will continue to donate my time and effort into making more videos like these. Support stories that matter. Sincerely, Craig Cerhit.
Found In The Forest is a documentary that explores the Environmental School, a public school in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada which opened its doors in the fall of 2011. The Environmental School is a place where teachers, administrators, researchers, parents, and students are working together to develop a rich and unique learning environment while challenging conventional educational models.
The theory and practice of the school is supported by Place-Based, Imaginative and Ecological Education. Learning and teaching is experiential, in context, and through activities that engage the mind, body, and heart.
The film investigates learning styles, ecological involvement, class structure, and the impact of outdoor learning on children.
As the parent of a child attending the school, Filmmaker and Photographer Craig Cerhit is able to explore every aspect of the school with unfettered access. By following the students over a two year period and interviewing all of the key participants, Found In The Forest is an important contribution to the critical discussion of what an education is, how it is delivered, and what that means for our children and society.
The film is available for purchase on Blu-ray and DVD.