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Avery Cleary

Avery Cleary has a passion for facilitating community and organizational change through cooperation and collaboration. Her work has taken her into boardrooms, city council and law enforcement offices, juvenile justice programs, neighborhood meetings, classrooms, and living rooms where she has witnessed time and again the power people have to inspire each other when they feel hope, focus on solutions, and explore ways to integrate nature into their lives.

Avery is the Director of Grassroots Outreach and Engagement for the Children & Nature Network, founder of Hooked On Nature, and co-founder of the San Francisco Bay Area Children in Nature Collaborative. Under her leadership, Hooked On Nature developed creative, innovative resources to help people deepen their relationship with the natural world. These include Nature Circle Cards, the Children, Nature and You Guide to engaging the young child and the Grassroots Speakers Bureau: Voices for the Future.

Over the past two decades Avery has been a spokesperson and advocate for reuniting people and nature.  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.

Avery’s earliest and fondest memories of nature are in her grandmother’s garden.  As a first time grandmother, she is experiencing the world of nature anew through the eyes of her granddaughter, Kaia. To capture the memories she created a family nature blog – Outdoors with Kaia .

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