Leader since Spring 2017

Hi, my name is Carolyn Bruner. I am a leader based in Fenton, MO

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About Tinkergarten

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 may be a special education teacher by day and a mother and wife by night, but I am a nature lover ALL of the time. I grew up in the country in central Illinois where I spent most of my childhood climbing trees, riding bikes, and generally just exploring the outside world around me. I am so excited to raise my son in that same way and am ready to bring that sense of wonder, peace and awe for the outside world to my community through Tinkergarten. I love that Tinkergarten defines nature as a place where there is access to sky, Earth and other species. This means that I can find nature in my backyard. I hope to be an inspiration to other parents to raise there kids outside and enjoying nature.

- Carolyn Bruner


Carolyn Bruner has led classes in Laumeier Sculpture Park (Saint Louis, Missouri), Minnie Ha Ha (Sunset Hills, Missouri), Mastodon State Historic Site, Picnic Area (Imperial, Missouri), and Bluebird Park (Ballwin, Missouri).