Joey Moncarz is the founding instructor of Rewild to Survive. He has extensive experience in the wilderness, across the U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, France and New Zealand. He's been teaching kids, teenagers and adults since 1998, in both the U.S. and New Zealand. He co-founded, directed and was the principal and head teacher of the one-of-a-kind Deep Green Bush-School, from 2017-2020, a school created to promote survival intelligence, ecological intelligence, and social and emotional intelligence to kids and teenagers. You can read more about the philosophy of the school at: www.deepgreenbushschool.org
A native of South Florida, Joey grew up playing in the trees, digging in the dirt, catching insects, canoeing, talking to birds and exploring the beach. He was often convincing his friends into exploring the Everglades wilderness with him. He's lived, tramped, worked and travelled across the U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska) and Western Europe. One of his great experiences was living in bear and mountain lion country under nothing but a tarp.
He's a man of various talents. He's studied capoeira, tai chi and krav maga. He taught various subjects in high school: English, drama, maths, social studies, media studies, horticulture and sustainability. He wrote and directed plays for schools (including winning two national play-writing awards), designed and ran new courses, created a school vegetable garden, and initiated and led Climate Change Action groups at two schools. He was also active in educating management, staff and students as to the dangers of Wi-Fi and wireless radiation.
He has Outdoor First Aid Certification and First Aid Certification
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