Sharing Nature Worldwide
Years ago, during an Outward Bound trip in Utah’s Desolation Canyon, Greg Traymar was resting comfortably on the sandy banks of the Green River, enjoying the magnificent canyon scenery, when he was overtaken by a profound peace and calmness. From this life-changing experience, he realized that his life’s work would be helping others find the same inner renewal and love for nature.
Greg enrolled at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, where he studied environmental education and outdoor leadership. During his college years, he had many opportunities to work with groups outdoors, through the National Outdoor Leadership School, Outward Bound, and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.
Greg experienced all of the challenges and frustrations that young nature educators typically encounter when trying to help children develop an appreciation for nature’s wonders. The students had trouble focusing their attention. “Nature study” just wasn’t very interesting. There were more fun things to do, than listen to the teacher drone on about plants and animals. But when Greg began using the Sharing Nature and Flow Learning™ methods, the transformation was immediate and powerful. Not only were the children keenly interested and enthusiastically engaged – they actually begged for more nature time! Flow Learning™ exceeded Greg’s hopes and expectations, because it gave children their own, inner experiences of nature and awakened a love for the natural world in their hearts.
Greg has been personally trained by Joseph to head Sharing Nature U.S.A. and to share these principles. He is a gifted and inspiring teacher and wins friends wherever he travels. So far he has led the Sharing Nature workshops in many parts of the United States, as well as Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Sweden and Thailand.
In 2007, Greg received the Environmental Education award from his college department, as well as the prestigious Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, a national honor presented to a graduating college senior who has distinguished themselves in service to others and service to the community.
Greg holds a B.A. degree in Environmental Studies from Warren Wilson College, with a minor in Outdoor Leadership.