Leader since Spring 2015

Hi, my name is Melanie Smith. I am a leader based in Brooklyn, NY

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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 love looking for insects, digging in the dirt and watching the seasons change. With Tinkergarten, I get the opportunity to share these beautiful moments with children and encourage their own discoveries. I grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. where I learned that nature is all around us. Treasures can be found on a walk to school, exploring the woods and in the garden. My background is in journalism and ecology and I have a master's degree in conservation biology.

- Melanie Smith