Leader since Spring 2017

Hi, my name is Tricia Nelson. I am a leader based in Gainesville, FL

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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 was born in Massachusetts but grew up in sunny Florida. My favorite memories are days spent exploring all the natural treasures by the coastline. In 1997, I moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida and planted my roots here once I graduated. I have been a teacher for over the past 10 years and decided to become a stay at home mom once my son, Austin, was born. Motherhood has been such an exciting adventure. I have learned that best classroom is outdoors where we can find endless places to explore and play. I am so delighted to be a part of the Tinkergarten team and bring all these wonderful elements of wonder and discovery to our area!

- Tricia Nelson


Tricia Nelson has led classes in Jonesville Park (Gainesville, Florida) and Westside Park (Gainesville, Florida).