has been an outdoor and early childhood educator since 2000. She runs Early Ecology, an outdoor educational program for children and families in the Bay Area, and is a former director of Esalen Institute’s Gazebo Park School. Joanna is inspired by the natural world, human kindness, and the power of play.
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.