Leader since Fall 2019

Hi, my name is Jodee Kulp. I am a leader based in Minneapolis, MN

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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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Jodee Kulp loves children and critters of all flavors. She is an adoptive, and kinship parent and has fostered and hosted exchange students and families from seven countries. The Kulp family most recent young adult joined the family last year. Jodee's childhood was spent in the forest, fields, and lakes of Minnesota, enjoying all the four seasons and diverse weather. She homeschooled for five years with an emphasis on brain development for children with neurodiversity. Her social initiative company Better Endings New Beginnings helps to provide opportunity, laughter, and hope for children, teens, and adults with trauma and alternative needs. Jodee is excited to bring her love for outdoors, nature and wildcrafting to children and families in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud area. Her professional background is in communication, book and curriculum design and illustration. Her most recent professional project for children includes being the curriculum designer of Furry - The Little Penguins That Could to encourage inclusion, acceptance, and friendships for all children ages 3-8. She runs the Expanding Mindz with Canines project and is a fear-free certified dog trainer and a mentor for the Animal Behavior College.

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Jodee Kulp has led classes in MAC Wildlife Area (Crystal, Minnesota).