I've been working with young children for the past 20 years. I am a Natural Teacher as Richard Louv describes. I was very active in environmental education in the 80's then we moved abroad. I continued engaging in whatever I could fing that was nature related for myself-to feel connected- Since returning to the States I am ready to re-engage an network with others who work with young children and love to explore tho outdoors!
I am from San Diego too and just saw that you recently joined us here on C&NN Connect. Welcome! Are you aware of the San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative? I hope so, but if not, let me know and I'll give you the info. =)