Kauai Nature School’s Mission is:
To provide quality nature connection education and adventure programs
Offer curriculum that is based on earth based cultural traditions that support placed based learning and direct experience of nature
To offer quality outdoor education that inspires people to learn more about their natural surroundings
Draw upon the revivifying power of nature
Support and nurture lasting connections with nature
Matt Kirk Founder of Kauai Nature School has studied wilderness survival and wildlife tracking since 1996 and has been a wilderness survival and environmental education instructor for over 15 years. Matt has worked as a outdoor educator & guide on Kauai and Oahu since 2002, as well as teaching wildlife tracking and wilderness survival in Washington State, Idaho, and his home state of Minnesota and traveled to Africa to study with the famed Kalahari Bushmen. He is a 2001 graduate of the Wilderness Awareness School Residential Program and hold a bachelors of science in Natural History and Native Cultures form the University of Minnesota. On the Mainland, he has worked for Wilderness Awareness School, Power of Hope teen empowerment camp, and Boys to Men Minnesota, and has taught wilderness survival classes in Hawaii since 2002, on O’ahu at Lyon Arboretum, and on Kauai as private mentor for youth wilderness training. Matthew is also a long time student of Tom Brown Jr’s Tracker School.