Outreach Partners

Our Outreach Partners are educators who have graduated from the Center’s “Inner Life of the Child in Nature” or “Being, Beholding, Belonging” programs or have worked as staff at the Center. Inspired by their work with the Center, our Outreach Partners make an ongoing commitment to deepen the relationship between the inner lives of children and the natural world. Through their own work in diverse settings, they serve as models of what it might look like to create learning communities devoted to a new human presence to the natural world.

Outreach Partner Council members include:

Annamarie Edwards, Director of Education at the Montessori School of Winston-Salem


Renée Eli, Founder of Embody Well-Being: Institute for Flourishing


Heather Ganz, CSJ, The Garden Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY


Marti Kane, Manager of the Wilkerson Nature Preserve in Raleigh, NC


CC King, Regional Specialist of Project Wild in the Piedmont region of NC


Joe Klein, Co-Founder, Springhouse Community School, Floyd, VA


Septimbor Lim, The Learning Village at Sacred Mountain Sanctuary, Candler, NC


Marie Nordgren, Director and Founder of The Children’s Garden Preschool, Durham, NC


Renee Owen, Director of Rainbow Mountain Children’s School, Asheville, NC


Lisa Saintsing, Eighth grade teacher at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Greensboro, NC, who partners with the Center's Poetry of Nature Program


Randy Senzig, Director and President, Center for Human-Earth Restoration, Raleigh, NC


Neetu Singh, Study Centre Coordinator, The Valley School, Bangalore, India


Neetu Singh, Coordinator of the Study Centre at the Valley School in Bangalore, India, met with the Center’s Educator Council on May 28, 2012.