What subjects does Erin present on?

Erin can speak on a wide range of topics concerning connecting young children with nature through authentic immersion experiences. Workshop presentation topic choices include:

The Cedarsong Way: An Important Early Childhood Education Model

How Nature Immersion Benefits Children with Autism and ADHD

Risks and Hazards of Outdoor Play

The Value of Play

Nature Deficit Disorder

Natural Science for Pre-K

Get Outside and Play with Your Child!

Therapeutic Nature Immersion

How to book Erin

Contact Erin directly through the contact page either by email or voicemail requesting a phone meeting to discuss your requirements and dates.


Erin is available for traveling to your location for speaking, teaching or consulting work. Her base booking fee is $1500. Her regular fee of $2000 includes 6 hours per day for two days of talks, workshops, consultations, on-site assessments – whatever you need. The hosting organization also pays for Erin’s travel expenses, including airfare and taxi or rental car, hotel, and food expenses.

Where does Erin present?

Erin frequently speaks at conferences in the U.S. and Canada and last year was the keynote speaker at the S. Korean International Forest Kindergarten Symposium. Erin has an international perspective, having observed and experienced forest kindergartens in Scotland, Netherlands, Germany and S. Korea.

Can we tailor a presentation to our environment?

Yes, Erin is open to discussing your unique requirements and helping create a presentation that meets your needs.

Will Erin travel internationally

Yes. The host organization pays for Erin’s travel expenses.

How many teachers have beed trained?

Erin developed The Cedarsong Way and designed the first (and still only) U.S. Forest Kindergarten Teacher Training Certification program three years ago and over 180 teachers have come to Cedarsong to train, from as far away as Australia, China, Peru, England, Turkey, and South Korea.

Anything new coming up?

Erin is also designing The Cedarsong Way International Forest Kindergarten teacher training package that will available shortly. Please email or join our mailing list if you would like to be on the advance notice list for that.

The Cedarsong Way Program developer Erin Kenny is available for speaking engagements, workshops and consultations. Her vibrant and inspirational teaching style leaves any audience excited about this early childhood education model which has been getting national attention in the U.S.

Erin Kenny created and maintains the gold standard forest kindergarten in the U.S. Cedarsong Nature School was the first to open a German-style waldkindergarten or forest kindergarten in the U.S. Erin Kenny co-created the program and has been the school director and lead teacher ever since. Erin wrote the book “Forest Kindergartens: The Cedarsong Way” and also contributed a chapter to David Sobel’s new book “Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens.” Cedarsong produced an hour long  DVD documenting Erin’s work. Erin Kenny and Cedarsong have been featured in many prominent U.S. magazines and news shows including PEOPLE magazine and ABC News Nightline.

Erin Kenny’s The Cedarsong Way

Sharing her own journey of learning about what it actually means to provide book1immersive preschool experience in an outdoor woodland habitat, Erin takes us deep into the rationale, philosophy, approach and day-by-day management realities of being authentically IN the outdoors.

“Erin THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for writing such a great inspiring book. Our copy arrived today from Amazon and already there’s highlighted quotes and exclamation marks of approval in the margins. It’s an awesome and inspiring book.”