When I was a child the outdoors was my classroom, with all its mystery and wonder, it taught me oh so much.
When I was a child the outdoors was my classroom, with all its mystery and wonder, it taught me oh so much. When I was asked to start the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program, I felt I had the opportunity to recreate my childhood for thousands of children and through it, a chance to teach them how to learn from the land and come to value it.
Many children today have lost their connection to the land. Efforts like our program provide a pathway to reconnect children to the natural environment, giving them a chance to experience this exquisite gift. My career, working in the field of environmental education, has been a joy. I was able to discover my passion as a child and then I lived my passion as an adult, throughout my career. Now, I am embarking on a new career path, to become a studio potter. Most of my life has been devoted to teaching children about the earth. Now, it is only fitting that I work with my hands to create functional pottery from that earth. It truly completes the circle of my life. Each piece I create is an honor to make for others.