Meet Our Director
Founder : Roots & Sky Nature-Based Learning
Lead Teacher: Nanny in Nature program
Nicole has spent the last three decades educating learners of all ages in nature. She entered the Nature Preschool field by way of Cedarsong Nature School and still leads training programs as a Cedarsong Way Certified Trainer. Nicole founded Roots & Sky Nature-Based Learning to support children, educators, and families through programs, professional development, and consulting services. Part of the time, she also teaches at Nature Nuts Forest Kindergarten. Nicole has extensive experience with nonprofit organizations that focus on youth in nature and conservation, and she joined the WaNPA collaborative not long after its inception because she saw the tremendous value of connecting with others who feel passionately about nature-based education. Nicole is thrilled for the opportunity to support the diverse community of educators, administrators, and families who make up the Washington Nature Preschool Association.