More than ever children need the outdoors and nature involved in their lives. Through outdoor play, EOTWNI children develop self-esteem, a sense of purpose, the ability to overcome obstacles and organically develop Learning Skills. Children are allowed the time and space to learn from their own wonder.
Eyes of the World Nature Immersion offers a wide range of nature based education opportunities for children and teachers. Roaming forest preschool and summer camps, After School Programs, Outdoor Classroom school consultation, design and installation as well as nature based/child-led curriculum teacher training.
I grew up playing in the forest and along the ocean side. I knew I wanted to be a teacher from a very young age (both of my parents were teachers), so I started early in life babysitting and went on to receive my BA in Elementary Education in 1998. I have taught Kindergarten & preschool age children in public, private and Waldorf settings. I have always worked with children in outdoors, integrating nature throughout my classrooms, curriculum and programs.
I founded a successful forest preschool that embraced a child-led curriculum offering a unique preschool experience based mostly outdoors in a hand crafted outdoor classroom and the surrounding forest.
Eyes Of The World Nature Immersion was launched in 2019 to offer nature-based learning to preschoolers & elementary children as well as educators and schools!
I am happily married with 3 children, living in South Berwick, ME
"I am struck by the fact that the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core and I think the same
is true of human beings.
We do not wish to see children precocious, making strides in their early years like sprouts, producing a soft and perishable timber, but better if they expand slowly at first, as if contending with difficulties, and so are solidified and perfected.
Such trees continue to expand with nearly equal
rapidity to extreme old age."
~ Henry David Thoreau