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Sarah Johnson of Wild Rose Education paddling boat


Wild Rose Education

At Wild Rose Education we teach people 'how to see', to become better observers, and how to take action in the world through our participant-centered learning experiences. We go beyond what has been and facilitate becoming what can be with environmental education program design, climate change empowerment, and experiential education trainings and workshops.

Our work is done collaboratively with larger institutions as well as independently through our own projects. Programming occurs in-person as well as virtually. Regional projects are common, yet national collaborations have become a staple product of Wild Rose Education. 

Wild Rose Education is a lean and nimble, effective, sole proprietor, woman-owned, small business established in 2015. 

Sarah R. Johnson is a climate change environmental educator. As a freelancer she is focused on climate change, public lands, interdisciplinary watershed studies, geography, and teaching and learning through her business, Wild Rose Education. She designs and facilitates educator professional development workshops, public lands courses, Arctic STEM programs, and a multi-state regional climate change educator cohort. Sarah is on the Fulbright Specialist Roster until April 2026.  She has created and facilitated numerous environmental education programs including the award winning Youth Water Leadership Program, and Project Learning Tree Canada's Climate Change and Forests curriculum

Sarah volunteers as a global facilitator and mentor with the World Association for Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, on the Girl Scouts of Colorado Global Action Team, and is a student of the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation. Sarah has been based in western Colorado working to protect rivers and public lands through education since 2004 where she enjoys playing outside during all seasons, gardening, and making music.

About Sarah R Johnson

Sarah R Johnson of Wild Rose Education in Carbondale, Colorado
Youth Water Leadership Program CAEE Innovative EE Program Award


  • Years of excellence expanding nationally and beyond reaching students around the globe since 2015

  • 2020 Innovative Environmental Education Program Award for Youth Water Leadership Program from Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education

  • Each year reaches hundreds of learners through variety of programs and workshops.

  • Established strong relationships with numerous partners, funders, collaborators, and participants.

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