Growing up in the Piney Woods of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Jeanne spent
hours watching the frogs and crawdads in the meandering creek behind her
Counting has always been one of Jeff’s strengths. When he was a kid, his
parents commissioned him to pull weeds for pennies in the backyard.
After a few hours, Jeff did the math.
Carolyn loved adventures
with her big brother in the creek bed of the ravine behind their
childhood home in Central Texas. She has fond memories of those warm
summer days raiding the honeysuckle vine that covered the back gate...
It was under the towering pine trees at her family’s lake
house in East Texas that Sarah first stood in awe of nature and came to
appreciate being small…and yet a part of something greater.
For Scott, fishing trips with Granddad “J” at Caddo Lake in
East Texas weren’t about fishing. “Looking back, catching fish was
secondary,” he recalls.
Kendra’s childhood in Detroit, Michigan, she enjoyed many years as a
very active and involved Girl Scout, participating
from early elementary school through high school. She has fond memories
of learning and exploring nature...
After a childhood of summers spent exploring the countryside with her family
in a tiny pop-up camper, Ellen felt herself pulled towards mountains as a young
adult. After graduating, she moved from Illinois to Colorado where she lived at
the base of the Rockies...
Deep in the quiet woods behind his home, 10-year-old Eric felt content
and protected as he explored nature’s hidden mysteries, poking his
finger into every conceivable crevice for investigations of what lived