Children in Nature Collaborative, Coordinator
Mountain View, California
Mary coordinates the Children in Nature Collaborative in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of over ninety regional movements and a national movement to reconnect children with nature. The Collaborative is made up of regional and national partners including health professionals, environmentalists, teachers, parents, farmers, businesses, civic partners, and members of the community. The ultimate goal is to ensure that children in every neighborhood have daily access to natural spaces and experiences.
Mary is also involved with Waldorf education, an educational movement with the mission of social change through developing capacities and new social forms. She seeks to apply systems thinking to bring clear thinking, imagination, and leadership to her work.
Mary wrote an article for our blog entitled Awakening and Expanding our Conception of Leadership: Weaving Networks for Sustainability in August 2012.
Updated October 2012.
Expertise: Agriculture and Food, Art and Culture, Children and Youth, Environment, Families, Social Justice, Urban
Sector: Education, Health
Geography: North America, United States, West, USA