Wild Classroom Spotlight

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Educator / Class Spotlight

  • Wild Classroom Featured Educator Heather Bailey

    Heather Bailey

    Heather Bailey is a first grade teacher at Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center in Maplewood, Missouri. After reading a story about extinction, her young learners were inspired to get creative and take action for endangered species. Click to read more

Previous Spotlights

  • Trevor Hance at Velo de Novia Waterfall, Valle de Bravo, Mexico

    Trevor Hance

    Trevor Hance, the Coordinator for Enrichment and the Environment at a public school in Austin, Texas, was a winner of Natural Habitat Adventures' first-ever Monarch Butterfly Scholarship Grant–an opportunity awarded to exemplary environmental educators to travel to Mexico and observe millions of monarch butterflies during their winter hibernation as part of the Kingdom of the Monarchs adventure. Here, Trevor shares of his continued curiosity in nature and why it's important for young people to form a relationship with the environment. Click to read more

  • Child interacting with Wild Classroom materials

    Janelle McCarthy and her Class

    Janelle McCarthy, Multiple Disabilities Support Teacher at South Lebanon Elementary School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, shares how she used Wild Classroom with her students and why it’s important to bring conservation to life in the classroom. Click to read more

  • Mireille Hess amidst the monarchs in Mexico

    Mireille Hess

    Mireille Hess, a third-grade teacher at Edgewood Elementary in Greenfield, Wisconsin, was a winner of Natural Habitat Adventures' first-ever Monarch Butterfly Scholarship Grant—an opportunity awarded to exemplary environmental educators to travel to Mexico and observe millions of monarch butterflies during their winter hibernation as part of the Kingdom of the Monarchs adventure. Here, Mireille shares how she uses her experience to inspire her students. Click to read more

  • Molly Foster

    Molly Foster

    Molly Foster, an art teacher at Hollymead Elementary School in Charlottesville, Virginia, empowers students each year to put their artistic creativity towards a great cause by hosting an art fair to raise awareness and fundraise for endangered animals. Click to read more

  • Wild Classroom Featured Educator Bridget Berg

    Bridget Berg

    Palouse Prairie Charter School, a public charter school in Moscow, Idaho, utilizes "expeditions" to create meaningful, challenging, and joyful work for its students. Here, Bridget Berg, a former teacher at Palouse Prairie, reflects on last year's expedition led by her 5th grade class to deliver a sense of urgency to protect our planet's endangered species. Click to read more

  • Wild Classroom Featured Educator Rebecca Mitchell

    Rebecca Mitchell

    Rebecca Mitchell is a fourth-grade teacher at Winslow School in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Each year, she carries her passion for environmental conservation forward and inspires her students to get involved and take action to protect our world and the species within it. Click to read more

  • Lindsey Fella Berry

    Lindsey Fella Berry

    Lindsey Fella Berry is a mother of four children and CEO of Helping Ninjas, a nonprofit organization founded and created by her ten-year old son, Leo. Here, Lindsey reflects on how Wild Classroom's Conservation in the Classroom livestream program has helped sparked new enthusiasm and action project ideas for many of the Helping Ninjas. Click to read more

  • Wild Classroom Featured Educator Beth Smith

    Beth Smith

    Beth Smith is a veteran educator in her twentieth year of teaching. She's currently a 6th grade science and math teacher at Childs Elementary in Bloomington, Indiana. Click to read more

  • Wild Classroom Featured Educator Dennis Foreman

    Dennis Foreman

    Dennis Foreman has been teaching for 25 years. He's currently an 8th grade science and world cultures teacher at Zane Trace Middle School in Chillicothe, Ohio. Click to read more