Our own Ms. Maples is currently in New Zealand. You can follow along with her adventures and read about the wonderful knowledge she’ll be bringing back to the community: http://www.teachingandlearningoutside.org/blog
Lauren Maples is a second grade teacher at Cunningham Elementary School in Austin, Texas. Lauren is the founder and co-manager of PEAS (Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability) where she has been growing the community farm on the Cunningham Elementary campus since 2011. Her passion for plants and nature inspired her to apply for the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program. She has been awarded the Fulbright grant and is spending February-May of 2015 studying the best practices that are being used in New Zealand for place-based outdoor education.