The Knowlesville

ART & Nature Centre

Creating a Rural Space for Community, Education & Land Stewardship

in New Brunswick, Canada


Art and Nature School.

We welcome you to discover a unique learning opportunity for children located in Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada.

At the Art & Nature School we offer opportunities for children to explore and learn in ways that engage their whole being and cultivates independent thinking and creative problem-solving.  We use a combination of Waldorf and Enki Inspired Curriculum that nurtures the head, heart and hands of the children.

Things WE do

Forest Kindergarten
Elementary & Middle School
Nuthatch Nursery
After-school Care
Enrichment Programs
Nature Connection
Garden Activities

Things We do

Community Nursery Creation
Restoration Projects
Public Activities & Events
Providing Education Literature
Forest Restoration

Forest Restoration Nurseries

The Community Forest Restoration Nurseries is an initiative dedicated to scaling up forest restoration practices and increasing native tree and shrub populations in Western New Brunswick. 

We aim to see more people being engaged in understanding and appreciating the traditional Acadian Forest Ecosystem alongside efforts to protect and restore degraded ecosystems. We want to encourage residents and newcomers to this region to have a collective goal of tending nurseries and starting their own backyard nurseries where possible!


Forest School Practitioners Course.

The Forest and Nature School Practitioners Course is a year-long certificate course that consists of both in-person outdoor, experiential learning, as well as online self-directed learning.

Field Course Offered at the KAN Centre
August 28th – September 1st 2023

On-Site Learning

5-Day Intensive Field Course
Fire Building
Risk Management
Professional Learning
Nature Connection

KAN Centre activities

What we offer

Land Stewardship

Bee Friendly – Water Stewardship – Seed Gardens – Nurseries & Seed Gardens

Festival & Events

Country Fair – Pancake Breakfasts – Kite Festival – Lantern Walk

Special Programs

Wild Child Days – Re-wilding Ourselves – Folks Skills Workshops

Enki Nature School

Once Upon A Time…

We are committed to a holistic, nature-connected environment to nurture through heart connection the inherent vitality and wisdom of our shared human journey.

Meet our educators

Tegan Wong-daugherty

Director & Pedagogical Lead

Agnes Took

Senior Elementary Teacher

Sparrow Houghton

Junior Elementary Teacher

Sebastian Avery

Teen Enrichment Lead

Sierra Mangum

Forest Kindergarten Teacher

Mellisa Caissie

Nuthatch Nursery & French Teacher

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Contact us and Get Involved!

KAN Centre News and Articles!

Autumn leaves of sumac tree against blue sky

Native Plants: Why You Should Plant More 

Learn more about the importance of native species to local ecology, soil health, water quality, and more!
Mixed tree forest

Trees and Shrubs of the Upper Wolastoq River Valley Region 

A list of different tree and shrub species found in the Acadian Forest.
Yellow tamarack tree amongst evergreen trees

Let’s Talk About Tamaracks

Learn more about the tamarack tree – a stunning deciduous conifer!

Do not miss this experience!

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