is an outdoor and early childhood educator and community organizer. Former director of Esalen’s Gazebo Park School, she leads parent education and seminars for educators. Joanna is inspired by work happening in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and the No Child Left Inside outdoor education movement.
Celebrate summer in the land of rejuvenation with a unique collaboration between the world-renowned Banana Slug String Band and Esalen’s Gazebo Park School environmental education teachers. We will use music, theater, puppetry, poetry, arts, and games to deepen our connection to this magical earth. The program will culminate in a performance by the budding children stars and the Banana Slug String Band.