Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun!
Hello! Happy to introduce myself as a native of North East Michigan, wife to a man I met while working in our Michigan State Park Service, and mother of two amazing daughters! My girls are ages 4 and 2, and completely love being outside! After becoming a mother, I realized that not only is being outside something I love and need, but my kids need it too! As a result, I was looking for ways to get my kids involved outdoors- and came across this program. At the time, it was not offered in Alpena- so I applied and was selected to be trained! I am OVER THE MOON excited to be bringing this to our community! Before becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom about a year ago, I had worked in the Elementary Schools of Alpena for 5 years as a School Success Worker and have worked 10 years total in the social work setting. I absolutely love kids and love group work! My degree was obtained in Psychology and Family studies, and I am also a certified Massage Therapist! I believe in the power that nature can have on healing our hearts and minds, and help to develop us into our best selves! Please join this movement to bring more outdoor learning to our corner of Michigan! <3 I can't wait to see you there!
- Brooklyn Martin