Summer Linnea Howe is the founder and director of The Nature School. She has been teaching, mentoring and connecting children, parents and educators with nature and community for 20 years. After 10 years as the founder and doula at Red Fawn Postpartum Care, she became a Reggio-Emilia inspired early childhood educator, teacher educator, preschool administrator, and early childhood development researcher. At every step of her career, Summer has been committed to building nature-based community, curriculum, and programming for young children and families. Summer has a BA in Cultural Geography and MA in Educational Psychology.
Shaped by the Rocky Mountains where she spent her childhood, and by the Coast Salish Territory where she is raising her family, Summer's talents include weaving communities of families through seasonal celebrations, translating stories caught on the wind, and following children down woodland fairy trails. She loves hiking, singing, and whispering messages into small stones before sending them soaring into the ocean.