Dear eePRO Community,
I am working on a project to better understand the contributions freelance informal educators make to lifelong learning in communities. I would like to share this project with you and ask that you share this information with anyone who may be interested.
I have chosen to focus specifically on the contributions of freelance informal educators who address plants, nature, and related topics in their work. The focus is on *freelance* informal educators in particular because they are not bound to one location and have the opportunity to create change in many different settings.
For the past 15 years, I have worked to encourage an interest in plants and nature through art, science, and interpretation as the full-time educator, editor, and bookseller at ArtPlantae. Over the years I have met many passionate, independent professionals who strive to connect people with nature through their work. I have often wondered how many other professionals like them (and me) are out there in the world. I have also wondered how each educator contributes to the public’s understanding of nature. In order to address the questions I have, I have launched a survey for freelance informal educators.
Who are freelance informal educators?
What do they do?
Where do they work?
How do they lead?
What do they need to be better leaders?
These are some of the questions I seek to answer.
If you are a freelance informal educator who addresses plants, nature, and related topics in your work, please consider sharing your story. You can learn more about this project at https://www.taniamarien.com/projects.
If you are not a freelance educator but know of freelance educators who may be interested in the survey, please share the project link above.
Lastly, if you know of related studies I would love to learn more about them. Thank you for your time, insight, and feedback.