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Hinkley, Matt

Matt grew up hiking in the Cascades. He is a middle and high school teacher and loves spending time in nature and has a passion for outdoor field science education that gives learners the tools to discover their own passion for the natural world. He taught science in grades 7-12 in middle and high schools in Berkeley and Seattle. He added AP Environmental Science to the Seattle Public Schools’ catalog in 2008 and taught it at Nathan Hale High School and was honored as the 2017 Distinguished Educator of the Year in Berkeley schools. He has presented at the meeting of the North American Association of Environmental Education and has written teaching guides for the American Federation of Teachers’ science cadre. Hinkley taught nature journaling in the schoolyard and on field trips for his students, and he facilitated professional development for K-8 teachers about nature journaling and other science teaching topics. He works to include all of his students and to promote the abilities of students from underserved populations. Most of all, he loves being outdoors with a bunch of students – whether they’re children, adults, colleagues, clients, and whether they feel brand new to nature or are seasoned naturalists – he loves being outdoors and seeing his students discover their own passion for the natural world.

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