The course will be thought by Masa Welch who, over the last seventeen years has have been working with students with various backgrounds, learning abilities and academic, social and emotional needs. She earned BS in Biology at Eastern Kentucky University, and master’s degree in science education at the University of Kentucky. She worked in the Molecular Neuroscience and Vascular Biology Laboratory at the University of Kentucky, where she mentored undergraduate students and technicians and conducted science research on human health, nutrition and environmental issues related to hazardous substances. She has taught science and math courses on elementary, middle and high school level as well as college level. She is a certified educator and training facilitator in multiple Environmental Education projects including Project Wild, Flying Wild, Project Wet, Project Underground, Leopold Education and Learning Tree. Masa is also a mindfulness and meditation practitioner and advocate.