Jun 15, 2019 (1 day)
About The Teacher
Suzanne Belflower passionately believes that children need to be
outdoors and experience nature first hand in order to learn about and
appreciate our natural world, and by doing so will grow up to become
good stewards of our Earth and the natural resources that we all
depend on. A K-12 science educator for many years, Suzanne knows
that Mother Nature is a great teacher and when children are given the
opportunity to learn outdoors, they will become excited and curious
about the world around them.
Suzanne led efforts to create several Outdoor classrooms while
teaching in Georgia. These areas were developed on school property
and gave her classes an opportunity to be involved in planting gardens,
creating small ponds, planting trees and teaching others. She organized
and led an afterschool group called the Student Environmental Action
Team (SEAT) which taught students how to make decisions that would
make a positive difference in their school and community. Suzanne
worked with various natural resources agencies to plan annual Earth
Day events at her school. Working with River-keepers, she organized
river clean-ups which involved students and community volunteers.
She planned and led a variety of nature camps, and developed an
environmental science curriculum for grades 6- 12.
Suzanne now lives on a farm with her husband where she enjoys taking
her 2 ½ year old grandson Henry for walks in the woods, wading in
puddles and just recently they observed wood ducks swimming in their
pond. She is excited to help Henry and other young children she meets
grow up loving nature and choosing to be outdoors whenever possible!