Lynn Levine
  • Putney, VT
  • United States
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New book Snow Secrets
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This new fiction book is for children 8-12 years old.  Three main themes:Having children experience viscerally the wonder of being outdoorsSupporting girls in natureDealing with the different kind of…Continue

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Environmental Educator
In addition to Snow Secrets, Lynn Levine has co-authored two books: Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life Size-Tracking Guide and Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide.
Lynn was born in Brooklyn and moved to Vermont in 1974. Four years later, having received her master’s degree in forestry from the University of Massachusetts, Lynn became the first female consulting forester in New England. Throughout her career, she has been passionate about protecting the integrity of the forest.
Lynn has inspired young people and adults to connect with the woods. She has taken thousands of people into the forest to share her love of nature, and to spur others to feel the same. She has found that teaching tracking is one powerful way to spark and enhance that bond.
A group of 4th graders anointed Lynn “The Scat Lady”- a quirky title she cherishes.

You can find more information about her programs and her books at her website

Lynn lives in the woods of Dummerston, Vermont with her husband.

She has been involved in creating curriculum as well as interacting with participants in her program. She developed natural history curriculum on environmental citizenship for the Vermont Institute of Natural Resources. Environmental Citizenship challenges students in grades 5 - 12 to make informed decisions that balance human and wildlife needs by understanding ecological systems and conducting field investigations. In 2009, she developed high school curriculum on protecting contiguous forest habitat for the award winning Project Learning Tree. She has taken more than a thousand people into the woods to learn how to track animals, or to experience Full Moon Owl Walks through her programs at Mount Snow, Adams Farms and the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.
Creating interpretive nature trails for the public is a recent addition to her work. She completed nature trails on her own land; Fair Winds Farm; Omega Optical; Manitou; and an urban trail—Treasured Trees thru Brattleboro. She is currently developing a nature trail on the Windham Foundation land. Lynn has co-authored two books Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life Size-Tracking Guide and Working with Your Woodland.
Lynn has developed a compilation of most of the mammal scat in New England area and was just anointed ”The Scat Lady” by a group of 4th graders. She is using this collection to introduce people of all ages to interaction of animals and their environment.
Forging ahead in a new direction, Lynn is currently writing children’s stories about nature. One is a picture book called The Big Night and the other a middle grade book titled Snow Secrets.
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At 3:45pm on July 26, 2010, Suz Lipman said…
Hi Lynn! Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us. Scat Lady -- That's a wonderful title, and a new one on me! I hope you poke around and make yourself at home here. One group you may want to explore is the Natural Teachers Group. I hope we see much more of you around the forum and that you find this community a rich source of resources and camaraderie.

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