Lari Jo Edwards
Hi! I’m Lari Jo Edwards, Science Education Specialist here at A Charlotte Mason Plenary. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University.
I developed a passion for the outdoors at a very early age through Scouting. I was fortunate to have many teachers and mentors that fostered my love of science and further encouraged my love of the outdoors.
To quote Charlotte Mason,
To that end, I am passionate about getting families outdoors to connect with nature. One of my favorite methods of connecting to nature is through the various techniques of nature journaling.
All you need is a nature journal and curiosity! These two things can foster many connections in students and teachers, whether through workshops, field trips, or online classes.
I have taught in several different educational settings, which allows me to think outside the box, and meet the needs of my students, teachers, and families.
My initial teaching experience out of college was in a formal classroom setting. I later taught and tutored with homeschool co-ops that used the Classical Education model.
Most recently, I taught in informal, outdoor classroom settings at the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program in South Texas.
Within the past few years, I discovered the Charlotte Mason method through local homeschool families and fell in love with it.
I believe, as Charlotte Mason did, that,
However, it truly is never too late to find wonder and beauty in the world around you. So, get outside and be curious!
Degrees / Certifications
- Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University
- Master of Science degree in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University
- Education Coordinator at the Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program in South Texas