Wilderness Awareness School is an American not-for-profit environmental education organization established in 1983 and based in Duvall, Washington. They are dedicated to caring for the earth and our children by fostering understanding and appreciation of nature, community and self. Over the past two decades, Wilderness Awareness School has grown from a small group of visionary individuals to a leading national organization impacting the course of nature education, and inspiring many schools and individuals across the country and the world to share their teachings and curriculum.
Keynote speaker, Ellen Haas is an Outreach Specialist and co-author of the book Coyote’s Guide to Connecting with Nature: For Kids of all Ages and their Mentors, Ellen also contributed to many of Wilderness Awareness School’s initial projects in Washington. Lindsay Huettman is the Outreach Coordinator for the school and has a background in organic farming, landscaping, horse packing & training, home-school support and is a self-proclaimed avid plant dork when it comes to biochemistry. Ellen and Lindsay shared their expertise in nature education and most importantly their passions of getting people playing again. Their dynamic wilderness education courses combine ancient and modern ecological wisdom, and empower people of all ages to become stewards, mentors and leaders.