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With a focus on outdoor learning, Tamra Willis (
firstname.lastname@example.org) strives to make
learning more relevant and engaging for K- 12 students and educators. A former classroom
teacher, Tamra is an associate professor in the College of Education at Mary Baldwin University
(MBU) where she teaches courses for pre-and in-service teachers and non-formal educators. At
MBU, she started and directs the Master of Education in Environment-Based Learning (EBL), a
program designed for K- 12 teachers and outdoor educators who use the natural environment
and local community to teach all subjects. Tamra enjoys spending time in nature, gardening and
hiking with her husband and their best canine friend, Bessie.
Herb Broda (
email@example.com) is an emeritus professor of education at Ashland
University. His books, Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning and Moving the Classroom Outdoors,
reflect Herb’s passion for helping teachers see ways to use the schoolyard as a teaching tool. He
is very concerned about the shrinking amount of time that children (and adults!) are spending
outdoors as the ever-present glow of video screens coaxes us to stay inside. Herb’s idea of a
perfect day is sharing nature with his family!