About Wild Rose Education
Wild Rose Education, established in 2016, creates and facilitates environmental education training for educators, youth leadership development, community outreach, public relations, professional networks, and cultivates social capital for water resources, field science, and community engagement. Clients include the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Wild Rose Education is lean and nimble, effective, sole proprietor, woman-owned, small business.
Sarah R. Johnson, founder and principal, has a Master of Arts in Education: Natural Science and Environmental Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Her graduate research involved case studies of science teacher professional development programs at biological field stations across the country. Sarah's background includes watershed education, event planning, outreach, facilitation, environmental education, wilderness trip leading, and interpretation. She serves as president of the board of directors for the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education. She is an Environmental Issues Forums deliberation moderator, Certified Interpretive Guide, Certified Interpretive Trainer, NAAEE Guidelines Trainers' Bureau trainer, Colorado Certified Master Environmental Educator, Land Ethic Leader, Leave No Trace Master Educator, Climate Reality Leader, and Wilderness First Responder. Sarah is also a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts where she earned her Gold Award in 2000.
Sarah works to advance environmental education, interpretation, and place based learning across the region while creating authentic relevant meaningful experiences connecting people to their place ultimately developing a personal land and water ethic. Her contagious passion for working with other educators and professionals inspiring innovative education techniques and practices while building strong relationships across the field exemplifies her capacity for leadership. Sarah is based on Colorado's Western Slope in the Crystal River Watershed in Carbondale where she enjoys playing outside during all seasons, gardening, and making music.
• MAEd: Natural Science & Environmental Education
• 15 years of experience
• Contagious enthusiasm and passion
• Innovative Teacher Professional Development
• Water Availability in Colorado Deliberative Forum Guide
• Becoming a Local in Two Weeks
• Creation Care Team Chair
• Community Engagement advocate
• Wilderness and public lands advocate
• Church music ministry