Ruth Wilson currently works as an educational consultant and curriculum writer with a focus on early childhood environmental education and other initiatives connecting young children with nature.  She recently worked with the Brookfield Zoo in developing their NatureStart program and served as a curriculum writer for California’s Education and Environment Initiative.  Dr. Wilson also worked with Sesame Street in designing nature education programs and served as an evaluator for the Schlitz Audubon Nature Preschool.  Her career includes working as a classroom teacher in both regular and special education settings and as a teacher educator for over ten years at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Dr. Wilson has several published books and numerous articles in professional and general audience publications including Environmental Education Research Journal, Green Teacher, Early Childhood News, Exchange, Teaching Tolerance, and American Forests.  Dr. Wilson lives in Albuquerque, NM where she enjoys hiking in the desert, along the Rio Grande, and in the Sandia Mountains.

Ph.D. University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 1989
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
nature and young children
nature play
ecological identity
spiritual development of young children
Personal Interests
creative writing