assistant director/PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Cumberland nestlings nature educator
As a child I was blessed with a mother who taught me to notice and celebrate the little things happening in nature around us all the time. I was also fortunate to live in many places across Canada, always in spots with lots of big wild spaces to spend hours exploring. When I in turn became a mother, it was amazing to see the wonder of nature again through my sons’ eyes. I was reminded of the insatiable desire children have to learn everything about the world around them, and how children love learning outside – no matter the weather!
After running a nature-based program out of my home for 5 years, the news came to me about a forest and nature school starting in our community, and I knew immediately that I wanted to be involved! Hand-In-Hand aligns with my desire to tune children into the cycle of the seasons, is a program where children learn about the amazing world outside our back door, and that instils a lifelong love of nature. I believe that our world needs more people who care about and for the Earth, and that having positive experiences in nature is one of the best ways to achieve this.
My passion and deep convictions that children be connected to nature from an early age are aligned with the philosophy of this program – for me this work is so important! I am proud to have been part of Hand-In-Hand Nature Education from the beginning!