Advisory Board

Patti Bailie

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

University of Maine at Farmington

Yashwant Bhagwanji


Florida Atlantic University

Ken Finch

Founder & President

Green Hearts Institute for Nature in Childhood

Megan Gessler

Founder and Director

Northern Illinois Nature Preschool Association (NINPA)

Rachel Larimore

Doctoral Student

Michigan State University

Stacy McReynolds

Education Manager

San Antonio Zoo

Sheila Williams Ridge


University of Minnesota Lab School

Mary Rivkin

Associate Professor

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Bora Simmons


National Project for Excellence in Environmental Education

Monica Wiedel-Lubinski

Executive Director

Eastern Region Association of Forest and Nature Schools (ERAFANS)

Susie Wirth

Outreach Director

Nature Explore