April’s Teaching Tree is actively developing partnerships with individuals, organizations and businesses that share in our mission statement. “Deepening our roots of nature based teaching.”


Partnerships with organizations & schools:

Castleton University – in development: “Growing Outdoor Classrooms” – 45 hour course that will be worth 3 college credits, launch in March 2021

Community College of Vermont – faculty since 2016 teaching undergraduate early childhood courses 

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium – Curriculum development project, “Outdoor Adventure Science” hands on curriculum for connecting young children to nature and inspire inquiry based learning. 

STEM Lab at Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium – Educational Consultant and Advisory Committee Member

Creative Schools Initiative Teachers Institute – Early Childhood Educational Consultant; play in early childhood research project. 

Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VtAEYC) Fall Conference – presented for the last eight years with the most recent in 2019 that featured three trainings: “Who will bake the bread?”, “Engaging Learning Centers”, “Mindful Learning Environments”

Balch Nature School – cofounded the school in 2010 and served as the Lead Teacher for four years and Director for two years. 

Kindred Spirits Holistic Health Center ~ developed and led women’s empowerment trainings including women’s retreats