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About Us

Nature-connected learning at school for healing, health, learning, and joy!


Good Natured Learning is here to make sure students and educators get daily doses of "Vitamin N"ature at school. 

We are doing this because we know - and research supports - the myriad benefits of nature connection for humans, especially learners, including:

🌿 increased mental and physical wellness

🌿 improved cognition

🌿 enhanced social emotional & 21st Century skills

🌿 joy!

And, we are motivated by the planetary benefits too:

🌍 More people who feel emotionally connected to the planet

🌏 More people who act with compassion for other-than-human nature

Why we exist


Humans need daily, accessible, and relevant nature connections.

Feeling this need and recognizing the potential for nature to make things better for educators, students, and our planet, co-founders Becca Katz & Erin Allaman started Good Natured Learning to make nature connections part of the very fabric of "formal" teaching and learning in schools.

Meet The Team

Becca has been a nature-based educator for over two decades. Prior to starting Good Natured Learning, she worked with Lake County School District and Get Outdoors Leadville! to integrate nature-connected learning experiences, retool and design school systems to support learning outdoors, and implement professional development workshops for educators to add nature-based learning practices to their teaching craft. She loves how simple nature-based learning practices – from bringing more plants into your classroom to teaching students in nearby nature – can yield such profound effects like improved wellness and increased engagement. ​Becca holds a B.A. and M.S. from Stanford University. More important than any degree, Becca has learned from, with, and in nature over hundreds of days-and-nights spent camping and traveling in the Wilderness with students, friends, and family. With GNL, she's excited to focus on how nature connections can be integrated and integral to teaching and learning in schools. Becca adores connecting with people to talk about almost anything, especially about NBL. And, because she always has more words, she writes a newsletter: Learning, by Nature.

As a member of the Good Natured Learning team, Anna works with the Brains on Nature Fellows, supporting their case study journeys. Anna holds a master’s in education leadership, is an accredited learning environments planner (ALEP), a leadership in energy and environmental design accredited professional (LEED AP) and a professional interior designer (NCIDQ) whose practice focuses on biophilic design for well-being. Anna supports schools to think of their campus as a living eco-system that functions like a three-dimensional textbook. School grounds come alive with science gardens, edible gardens, outdoor learning spaces, native and pollinator gardens, regional landscaping, and unstructured play spaces filled with natural building materials. Working at the intersection of social and environmental justice Anna believes that nature-based learning is a key strategy to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in education and moving towards a more regenerative and harmonious relationship with all life on our beautiful home planet.

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