Hi. I’m Lindsey. I’m an environmental educator, my husband is a biologist. The outdoors seems to be infused into everything we do; which explains why I’m better at mud pies than home decorating
About this blog
I’ve spent 14+ years working with children, teachers, and citizens alike, helping them understand the importance of the natural world and it’s relation to every subject on earth. I used to think the future lay in the hands of educators like myself. Then I had children. While I don’t discount the importance of formal educators, I better understand the role of engaged parents. I hope my blog can encourage and empower moms to take full advantage of the experiences the natural world has to offer their kids.
I grew up in Southern Utah. I spent my childhood outside; skin as brown as the dirt, hair bleached blond in the sun. We lived on the edge of town where there was plenty of room to run. My favorite activities consisted of hiking to a cave atop the mountain near our house, tubing down the irrigation canal, hanging out at the pond with the crawdads, skim boarding down at the river, and playing with my (dare I admit it?) barbies.
Being the daughter of a biology teacher, education and nature have always seemed like complimentary subjects to me–nature is a way to teach any subject, providing a wonderful resource that captivates all the senses and excites the imagination. I suppose this is what drove me to pursue a degree in Environmental Education.
I met the father of my children, Joe, my last semester of college. I was more interested in kayaking than my g.p.a., had just spent a summer camping and hiking in the desert, and had tan lines on my sandal-wearing feet that lasted until February of the next year. Joe was living in a water heater closet, drove a rusty bucket of bolts, could start a fire with sticks and could catch lizards with a grass noose. Nearly ten years, one dog, a PhD, and 3 kids later, we’re still enjoying each other and the adventures we share.