I spent my childhood mucking about in the fields, forests, and swamps around the farm where I grew up. As an Exchange Student in high school, I traded rural living for city life in Cebu, Philippines. These early experiences set me on my current course exploring nature and culture like the locals. I spent 10 awesome years as a grade 4 teacher. Now, when I'm not mucking around the world, I'm usually in my office or local coffee shop weaving these experiences into stories for children.
Hey, that's a great blog! I'm so glad you got to see Richard Louv talk about The Nature Principle in New Bedford. Thanks for writing about it! I shared it on Twitter. Feel free to re-post it in our Blogs section as well. Cheers!
Hi Michelle! Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm the forum host. I recognize you from Facebook and elsewhere. I'm glad you found us and hope you make yourself at home in discussions and groups. Our Natural Teachers Network and our Storytelling about Nature group will probably interest you, among others. I hope you'll share your activities, ideas and photos with us and find this a rich source of resources. For any questions about the network, see our FAQ page. Hope to see you here again soon.