At The Forest School of Lawrence, our mission is to educate the young, mind and body and spirit, by welcoming them into practices of sustainable living, of caring for our world, so that they will be strong, knowing, compassionate and skilled to live on and to care for this Earth with a respect and gratitude for our place in Nature. This mission requires that we instill a balance of cultivation and rewilding. We care for the children and cultivate their potentials in making, learning, living, creating, and being. At the same time, we look for a rewilding of education, allowing the children to run free, play, explore, discover, and pursue their own curiosities. While we do not lose sight of where we are going, our educational mission is accomplished here and now. We learn to cultivate and care for the land by doing such things as ridding a forest of an invasive species, restoring native prairie, or working with Nature to create beauty with our own gardens. It also requires a letting go, not interfering, and allowing Nature to rewild and flourish on its own accord.