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The DRW Show is the place for listeners to welcome their don't-put-me-in-a-box creativity and dream-to-reality conviction by following along with our host, Diona Reese Williams, as she does the same, in her own DRW way!

Listen in as Diona gives voice to all that life brings her. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/diona-williams/support

The DRW Show Diona Reese Williams

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The DRW Show is the place for listeners to welcome their don't-put-me-in-a-box creativity and dream-to-reality conviction by following along with our host, Diona Reese Williams, as she does the same, in her own DRW way!

Listen in as Diona gives voice to all that life brings her. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/diona-williams/support

    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E6): Ellen Bashor

    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E6): Ellen Bashor

    Ellen Bashor, 29, is the Education Director for an intergovernmental agreement between Prescott Unified School District and the City of Prescott's Community Nature Center, and has been an Environmental Education instructor at Prescott College for 5 years now. She holds both a Bachelors and Masters in Education, with emphases in Early Childhood Education and Environmental Education. In addition, Ellen serves as board president for the Arizona Association for Environmental Education, and as a board member for the Greater Prescott Outdoors Fund and the Prescott Audubon Society. In 2019 they were selected as an ee360 Fellow by the North American Association for Environmental Education, in 2020 they were awarded Arizona Environmental Educator of the Year, and in 2021 they were honored with the international Environmental Education 30 Under 30 award. Ellen's career and service work is deeply embedded in her commitment to equitable access to the outdoors, environmental learning, and opportunities that cultivate a more healthy, just, and sustainable world for all. @pinyonpineranger @communitynaturecenter @natureniñosprescott www.prescottcommunitynaturecenter.org www.prescott-az.gov/recreation-events/programs-special-events/programs/nature-ninos/ Diona Reese Williams Edited Production: Angel Productions DRW Guest: Ellen Bashor Facebook Page: @dionareesewilliams Instagram DRW Personal Brand: @drw_dionareesewilliams Instagram Out Back Learning LLC: @outbacklearning2019 Facebook Page: @outbacklearning2019 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/diona-williams Children's Book: Sweet Potato & Mud Pies https://a.co/d/hRu3fvP

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    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E5): Megan Gessler

    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E5): Megan Gessler

    Megan Gessler is the Little Trees Program Supervisor for The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, United States. She has over a decade of experience directing and teaching in a nature-based preschool. Megan founded the Northern Illinois Nature Preschool Association (NINPA), and serves on the Executive Leadership Team of the North American Association of Environmental Education’s (NAAEE) Natural Start Alliance. She holds a M.Ed. from Antioch University New England (AUNE), a Certificate in Nature-based Early Childhood Education from AUNE, and is a certified Master Naturalist. Megan contributed to The Sky Above and the Mud Below, published by Redleaf Press. Diona Reese Williams Edited Production: Angel Productions DRW Guest: Megan Gessler Facebook Page: @dionareesewilliams Instagram DRW Personal Brand: @drw_dionareesewilliams Instagram Out Back Learning LLC: @outbacklearning2019 Facebook Page: @outbacklearning2019 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/diona-williams Children's Book: Sweet Potato & Mud Pies https://a.co/d/hRu3fvP

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    • 49 min
    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E4): Atiya Wells

    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E4): Atiya Wells

    Atiya Wells is the Founder and Executive Director of Backyard Basecamp, Inc. - a nonprofit with a mission to (re)connect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to land and nature. By diving into research and history, Atiya learned that historical trauma is a key player in the lack of diversity in environmental programming. She has since dedicated her time to (re)introducing her community to nature by starting in their own backyards and eventually embarking on a journey into the many wild spaces across Baltimore. Website: https://backyardbasecamp.org/ Diona Reese Williams Edited Production: Angel Productions DRW Guest: Atiya Wells Facebook Page: @dionareesewilliams Instagram DRW Personal Brand: @drw_dionareesewilliams Instagram Out Back Learning LLC: @outbacklearning2019 Facebook Page: @outbacklearning2019 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/diona-williams Children's Book: Sweet Potato & Mud Pies https://a.co/d/hRu3fvP

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    • 40 min
    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E3): Kelin Fulkerson-Smith

    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E3): Kelin Fulkerson-Smith

    I work for Prairie School of Dupage as not only the lead Forest Preschool teacher, but also I work with our Lower Elementary program for recess and am the tour guide for the school. I would love to talk about how we work with challenging behaviors in our program--particularly since we are a "classroom without walls", what tools do we have access to? Also, discovering that some of these challenge behaviors may stem from sensory overload (wet boots, wet socks, something causing discomfort) or needing some extra sensory stimulation (impulsive behavior) and working with children and parents to support them. https://prairieschoolofdupage.org/ Diona Reese Williams Edited Production: Angel Productions DRW Guest: Kelin Fulkerson-Smith Facebook Page: @dionareesewilliams Instagram DRW Personal Brand: @drw_dionareesewilliams Instagram Out Back Learning LLC: @outbacklearning2019 Facebook Page: @outbacklearning2019 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/diona-williams Children's Book: Sweet Potato & Mud Pies https://a.co/d/hRu3fvP

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    • 49 min
    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E2): Morgan Duerksen-Balk

    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E2): Morgan Duerksen-Balk

    Morgan's Bio: I am the director of education at Bluestem Hall Nature School. We serve 3-5-year-old students at a tallgrass prairie preserve and restored machine shed. We spend 75%+ of the school day outside. Enrollment is ongoing during the current school year, and enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will begin soon. Bluestemhall.com Diona Reese Williams Edited Production: Angel Productions DRW Guest: Morgan Duerksen-Balk Facebook Page: @dionareesewilliams Instagram DRW Personal Brand: @drw_dionareesewilliams Instagram Out Back Learning LLC: @outbacklearning2019 Facebook Page: @outbacklearning2019 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/diona-williams Children's Book: Sweet Potato & Mud Pies https://a.co/d/hRu3fvP

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    • 49 min
    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E1): Kendra Beeley

    DRW Podcast Show (S2 E1): Kendra Beeley

    My name is Kendra Beeley. I am an early intervention speech therapist in Sierra Vista. I have an upcoming website for parents of kids under 3 years old. I am very interested in your podcast and Julie Siddens tagged me on Facebook and told me a bit about your preschool. She knows I am an enthusiastic gardener, though I still am learning! I also very much believe in kids having time outside and time to play. Interest led learning has highly influenced my approach to speech therapy since I discovered unschooling years ago. I have been cheering the neurodiversity movement and the increased awareness of interest led learning, as well as feeding sensory needs and how important it is for really everyone, but especially young children.

    Diona Reese Williams Edited Production: Angel Productions DRW Guest: Kendra Beeley Facebook Page: @dionareesewilliams Instagram DRW Personal Brand: @drw_dionareesewilliams Instagram Out Back Learning LLC: @outbacklearning2019 Facebook Page: @outbacklearning2019 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/diona-williams Children's Book: Sweet Potato & Mud Pies https://a.co/d/hRu3fvP

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    • 51 min

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