These are challenging times for everyone, but as an educator who started teaching on September 11, 2001–that was my very first day–I hope that we can find the good that is still happening in the world. This post will be the main staging ground for two of my projects, both related to my love of writing, teaching, and the natural world. The first image above will take you to the page titled “Walk into Nature,” which I have created in collaboration with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), to connect children and the young-at-heart to nature both near and far. The second image will take you to “The Author’s Journey,”, where I will be sharing my middle grade novel, Earning My Spots, the creepy-crawlies that I raise at home, and what it takes to be a writer. Please feel free to click around, subscribe, and share!