Hello from the Pacific Northwest

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  1. Roman Shapla

    Roman Shapla New Member

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    Growing up in the woods and fields of the Southern US instilled in me a deep connection to the natural world. My generation was the first to have wide-spread video games. As a result I was able to witness firsthand how online games, computers, and technology came to be a substitute for outdoor play. My passion now is environmental education in general and permaculture in particular.
    I received a B.S. in Anthropology with a focus on child rearing in non-industrial cultures. Shortly afterward my family moved to the Pacific Northwest where I began teaching kids permaculture and nature awareness through games, art, and activities I created.
    Since 2005 I have taught at free schools, community centers, public schools, art guilds, homeschool meetings, public libraries, ecovillages, city parks, and various events and gatherings.
    Presently I am the Youth & Schools Educator for a children's museum where I am able to introduce permaculture to over 80,000 annual visitors.

    I am also completing my Master's in Education with an emphasis on creating permaculture-based curriculum for elementary schools.


    In addition to classes and enhanced-learning child care throughout the Pacific Northwest, I also offer permaculture-inspired lesson plans, resources, and materials for children and youth.

    https://childrenspermacultureguild.webs.com/kurent


    I am also the founder and editor of Kurent: A Journal of Permaculture for Children, Parents, and Educators. A magazine of kid-friendly articles, essays, games, reviews, and resources.
    For more info, contact:
    [email protected]


    I look forward to learning from you all,
    Roman Shapla
    Childrens Permaculture Guild


    You can also find me on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/childrens.p.guild

     
  2. Rick Larson

    Rick Larson Junior Member

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    Looking forward to learning from you!
     
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    9anda1f Administrator Staff Member

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    Very nice! Welcome Roman from a fellow PNW'er. Looks like you're doing some great work with the kids. Your Kurent magazine is an excellent idea (and implementation!).
     
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