Nature-based Educational Consulting
Laura’s approach to nature-based early childhood consulting and training blends her experience as an educator, ECE and nature-based best practices, reflection, and partnership to create holistic and transformational shifts in early childhood settings for children and educators. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request rates and more information.
In her nature-based early childhood education consulting work and trainings, Laura has experience facilitating:
- Professional learning communities
- Workshops and conferences
- On-line and in-person professional development trainings
- Circles of community
- On-site teacher training
- 1:1 and small group mentorship
Laura Whittaker is the founder, administrator, and a teacher at Wind Ridge Schoolhouse, a Cedarsong Way Accredited School in Duluth, MN. She has a BA in English from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, a M.S. Ed. from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, and is certified in the Cedarsong Way. She is a founding member of the Duluth Nature Play Collaborative, a part of the MN Early Childhood Outdoor Learning Network Steering Committee, and a MN representative on the Natural Start Alliance Regional Network. She was named one of Duluth’s “20 Under 40” in 2015 for her work in nature-based education. Laura was a contributor to the Nature-Based Early Childhood Program Assessment and Guidebook published in 2022.
An introduction to the educational philosophy and experience of being a nature-based teacher at Wind Ridge Schoolhouse. Created by students in the University of MN Duluth Master of Environmental Education program.