An Active Engaging Approach to Nature Interpretation
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I am excited to return to my roots as a nature educator and tour guide. Many who have experienced my tours have encouraged me to follow this path. Connecting people with nature is my passion, an area where I have a life-long commitment, and extensive work experience.
I have worked for The Nature Conservancy, Audubon, Seattle Parks Foundation, and as a naturalist and tour leader. I am a skilled interpreter and educator with special expertise in birds. To augment field experiences, I am a natural story teller and a former certified teacher. I am inclusive, enjoy working with diverse groups of people, and like to combine physical activity with nature study.
Participants not only learn basics of flora and fauna identification and wildlife behavior, but they also learn field craft: how to observe and listen to birds and wildlife without disturbing them. We do this in an active, engaging way – often by foot, kayak or canoe – so that we get exercise and practice environmentally responsible behavior while appreciating nature. Most importantly, we have fun; I believe that experiencing nature should be joyful!
We see a wide variety of birds, wildlife, plants, trees and other species along the way. We also combine natural history with other activities, such as visiting museums,art galleries, and even shopping during the slow times for nature study. It is indeed possible to connect people with nature in an enjoyable, personal, active and inclusive manner, and that is how my trips are done.
Summary of Woody's Credentials