What is Slow Outdoors?

Slow Outdoors is a guide for building meaningful connections with the natural world, and an invitation to rethink the ways we work, play, parent, move through, and even define the outdoors today.

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I am the co-creator of Super Nature Adventures, a small educational consulting business based in Portland, Oregon, that focuses on fostering access, learning, and connection to nature, parks, and public spaces. In our work, we bring together place-based thinking, creative design and illustration, and pedagogical expertise in inventive ways with the goal of building deeper connections to the world around us.

While I’ve spend a lot of time over the past seven years working on projects focusing on nature connections, I haven’t really taken the time to share my approach to this work. “Slow Outdoors” is just that - a meditation on building connections to nature, why strengthening these connections matter, and why doing so can be so hard - even for those of us who work within the outdoor industry.

Along the way, I hope to share a little more about how my own life experiences have and continue to shape my relationship with the outdoors. From growing up on a farm, to years in academia, to parenting, to each and every project I’ve worked on over the past several years - my relationship with nature continues to deepen and evolve. I can’t wait for us to share and learn from each other through this community and creative process.

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Consultant, educator, and co-director of Art Nature Place. Author of "Slow Outdoors." Lives in Portland, Oregon.