Talks and workshops include: 52 Ways to Fall in Love with the Earth; Nature Circles: bringing people & nature together; Connecting with Nature: right here, right now; Three Ways to Help Children Fall in Love with the Earth
Avery has a background in early childhood education and community organizing. Her life has been devoted to facilitating community and organizational change through cooperation and collaboration. Her work has taken her into board rooms, city council and law enforcement offices, juvenile justice programs, neighborhood meetings, classrooms, and living rooms where a host of social issues have been addressed. She has heard people from all walks of life share how time in nature helped them restore balance to their lives, solve a problem, open up new possibilities and enhanced their overall sense of well-being. She has witnessed the power of nature to make children healthier, happier and more creative. She has been interviewed on numerous local radio and cable programs; co-hosted the international Beyond War Award satellite broadcast; and appeared on the Today Show. She has one grown daughter and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.