My daughter coined my business perfectly – it’s my passion project! That statement clicked right away.
Things I’m good at are mostly things I like to do and therefore things I do in my business. My passion is to a) educate people about earth science; and b) create an experience/environment where they will learn without even knowing they are learning.
My classroom resource is primarily the pebbles on the beach – a no-brainer but surprisingly it took me two years to figure this out! I’m always meeting people on the beach curious about the pebbles they have found and then we usually get into a conversation about their private rock collection. When I pick up a pebble it tells me so many things – that’s the knowledge I want to impart on anyone with a curiosity; and hopefully this little bit of knowledge will grow into an interest about our planet – in particular the geosphere – which provides all the nutrients and probably most of the materials we depend on to live. Where do you think our soil comes from? What is the source of the nutrients that feed organisms in our oceans? Without Earth’s resources what would we have? This is just a small sampling of questions that evolve around our dependence on the geosphere.
I’m the nerd that thinks about rocks all the time,… ok, most of the time.