Conversations with independent professionals who facilitate connections between people and the outdoors. Professionals come from various fields, including environmental education, heritage interpretation, parks and recreation, science communication, photography, technology, art, and the planning of public spaces. They share in common their commitment to nurturing peoples' relationships with the outdoors and their status as independent professionals. Who are these professionals? What do they do? How do they contribute to lifelong learning?
Let's find out.
Kalliopi Monoyios, Plastic is More Than Bags and Straws
Friday 08 April 2022
: About KalliopiKalliopi Monoyios is a visual creative dedicated to communicating the wonder of the natural world to a wide and varied...
Friday 25 March 2022
: Blending art and science to help young learners establish a science identity.A tabletop activity designed for a Pi Day event introduces...
Stephanie Rozzo, Nature Sketch Crate
Friday 11 March 2022
: Stephanie Rozzo is the founder and principal educator of Nature Sketch Crate, a subscription service that not only inspires interest in...
Be a Guiding Light
Friday 25 February 2022
: Be a guiding light.Here is the link you need to lead.Photo by Joshua Woroniecki on Unsplash
Sarah Johnson, The COP26 Experience
Friday 11 February 2022
: Sarah R. Johnson is a landscape-based environmental educator. As a freelance science educator, she is focused on climate change, public...
Rebecca Rolnick, Inviting Conversation About Neurodiversity in Environmental Education
Friday 28 January 2022
: Rebecca Rolnick is a naturalist, writer, and educator. She is the founder of Forest School-to-You and leads in-person and online programs...
Mindi Rosser, Establishing Credibility as an Independent Professional
Friday 14 January 2022
: Today my guest is Mindi Rosser.Mindi helps business owners and subject matter experts have conversations with their LinkedIn audience,...
Jim Folsom, Botany In Context
Friday 31 December 2021
: Jim Folsom is the creator and host of @BotanyInContext, a fun and fascinating channel on TikTok about the plants we engage with and see in...
Marijke Hecht, Establishing a Naturalist's Identity in Community Programs
Monday 20 December 2021
: Dr. Marijke Hecht is an Assistant Professor at Penn State whose research of urban greenspaces involves the interaction between humans and...
Brad McLain, Professional Identity of Informal Science Educators
Saturday 04 December 2021
: Dr. Brad McLain is a social scientist interested in the nature and psychology of identity development, learning, and leadership.He is the...
Thank you, Friends
Saturday 20 November 2021
: The Friends of Talaterra.LINKSSurvey - Friends of Talaterra
Dina Falconi and Wendy Hollender, Wild Food Cookbook
Sunday 07 November 2021
: Dina Falconi and Wendy Hollender discuss how they wrote and illustrated their award-winning book, "Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide to...
Eleanor Chaney, The Library of Nature
Friday 22 October 2021
: Eleanor Chaney is a freelance artist and educator. She is also the founder and creative director of The Library of Nature, an online...
Rebecca Kling, Stories for Advocacy and Social Change
Friday 08 October 2021
: Today my guest is Rebecca Kling.Rebecca is an educator, performer, community organizer, storyteller, and advocate for social change.Rebecca...
Earth Stories by StoryCenter
Saturday 25 September 2021
: Today we are joined by Amy Hill, Yakuta Poonawalla, and Cassidy Villeneuve, creators, and facilitators of a new workshop experience at...
Susan B. Inches, Storytelling and The Art of Advocacy
Friday 10 September 2021
: Susan B. Inches is an author, educator, and environmental advocate. In this episode, we discuss her career and new book, “Advocating for...
Gretchen Halpert, Visual Science Communication (2019)
Friday 27 August 2021
: Scientific illustrator and science communicator, Gretchen Halpert, discusses how she entered the field of science illustration, shares a...
Miguel Cruz - Culture, Environment, Education
Friday 13 August 2021
: Environmental and cultural educator, Miguel Cruz, prepares to launch environmental education programs in Mexico and to learn Otomi, his...
Tami Cole, Blooming Hope Project and Prison Food Systems
Friday 30 July 2021
: Tami Cole and her family established Optimistic Orchard to create sustainable and healthy food systems in prisons.How are they doing?Let's...
Anne Armstrong: Let's Talk About Climate Change
Friday 16 July 2021
: This summer, I have the wonderful opportunity to be involved with projects addressing conversations around climate change. I couldn't do...
Drew Dumsch, The Ecology School
Friday 02 July 2021
: The Ecology School in Saco, Maine began as a seasonal outdoor camp in a rented facility. Today it is an established institution on a...
The First EE Forward Summit
Saturday 19 June 2021
: A recap of the first EE Forward Summit, a professional development and partnership-building event for independent environmental education...
Choose nature, not "hurry sickness"
Saturday 05 June 2021
: Our preoccupation with time has led to an affliction author Christian McEwen calls "hurry sickness." As we kick off a new summer season,...
Start Fixing Your Freelance Problem
Friday 21 May 2021
: Time. Money. Liveable wage. To be taken seriously.Be more visible.More opportunities.These are things independent educators have told me...
Announcing the EE Forward Summit
Friday 07 May 2021
: There’s a new event designed with the independent environmental education professional in mind.What’s it about?Let’s find...