Anne Stires, MEd, is the Founder and Education Director of the Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education in Alna, Maine. She has worked at local marine and environmental stewardship programs, including the Darling Marine Center, the Chewonki Foundation, and the Tanglewood Learning Center. She directed a Place-Based Education program for 25 schools in the mid-coast region of Maine for the Quebec-Labrador Foundation Marine Program. As a classroom teacher, she taught at the Bank Street School for Children in New York City and the Sheepscot Valley Children’s House in Wiscasset and Boothbay Region Elementary School. Stires opened Juniper Hill in 2011 and has written a chapter for David Sobel’s recent book, Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens: The Handbook for Outdoor Learning (2015), that features the Juniper Hill School. Anne also teaches Risk Management in Nature-Based Early Childhood Programs and Natural History: Teaching in Winter for Antioch University in Keene, NH as an adjunct faculty member in the Nature-based Early Childhood Certificate Program. She is regularly a featured speaker at many regional and national nature-based education conferences and director of teacher training onsite at Juniper Hill School.