New Teaching Assistant

Compass Green was happy to welcome a new member of the team as she joined Justin in Fresno this Wednesday to begin the Spring tour. Justin and Nick first met Amelea when they were teaching at Warren Wilson College, which she graduated from in 2011.

Amelea Canaris is an alternative education enthusiast, through this she engages in work that creates more awareness with youth around environmental, farming, food & nutrition issues. Amelea has studied art education as well as studying and receiving her degree in environmental education at Warren Wilson College where she developed skills in curriculum writing and teaching as well as program planning. She has been trained in Joseph Cornell’s flow learning and Sharing Nature program, participated in the Nature Play Corps, and worked with the Natural Learning Initiative in North Carolina. In 2012, she was a teacher-in-residence at the educational non-profit farm, Slide Ranch in Muir Beach, CA. Recently she has worked with Urban Adamah garden, and currently she works for the Shorebird Nature Center and Adventure Playground in Berkeley, CA.

She did a great job this week, and Justin is looking forward to teaching with her next week, in Antioch, CA.


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