Leader since Summer 2017

Hi, my name is Cara Germann. I am a leader based in La Porte, IN

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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!

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I received my Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. After college I had the opportunity to work at the Dunes Learning Center in Chesterton running programs in the outdoors for ages 7 and up. I continued working in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as a park ranger engaging with the public about invasive species and how to take care of their park. Now I work as a high school teacher focusing on earth and space science. My daughter recently turned one and I want her to have the same experiences that I had enjoyed as a kid. In excited to share my experiences teaching outdoors and love of the environment with other children as well as my own daughter.

- Cara Germann


Cara Germann has lead classes in Bicentennial Park (Valparaiso, Indiana), Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve (Chesterton, Indiana), Soldiers Memorial Park (La Porte, Indiana), Meadowbrook Conservation Center and Preserve (Valparaiso, Indiana), and A Valparaiso Area Park (Valparaiso, Indiana).