Amelea works with the 5-6 year old cohort of the Wild Tenders youth program. She has completed 2 years of the Weaving Earth Immersion.

For the past 10 years, Amelea has worked with youth to deepen their awareness of the environment, nature connection, gardening, food and nutrition. She has studied theatre, dance and art education, and she received her BA in Environmental Education from Warren Wilson College, where she developed skills in outdoor education, curriculum development and 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.

Post Slide Ranch, Amelea was a teacher assistant for Compass Green’s Mobile Greenhouse Project, a play leader at Adventure Playground in Berkeley, and a nature awareness instructor for Riekes Center and Synapse elementary school in Menlo Park. Currently she works part time teaching elementary students gardening at Park Day School in Oakland. Amelea is also co-founder and co-director of Hello Hills, which offers nature-based summer camp, year-round enrichment and after-school programs for youth and families in the east bay outdoors. Recently, she completed 2 years of training in deep nature connection, permaculture design and mentoring with the Weaving Earth Center for Relational Education.