Kate Yeomans grew up among the tall grasses of the Great Salt Marsh that surrounded her childhood home on the northeast coast of Massachusetts. During endless days spent exploring tidal flats, barrier beaches and wildlife refuges, she developed a deep connection to the Merrimack River estuary and nearby coastal waters. In 2007, Kate and her husband, Rob, founded Merrohawke Nature School in order to create for all children the kind of childhood they had, one that was spent deeply immersed in nature and connected to place.
She believes it is the birthright of all children to have time and space to connect to the earth on their own terms so that they can develop a deep sense of self, a strong sense of place, and a clear knowing that they are a part of nature. It is in nature that we find unconditional love, inspiration, inner peace, enduring strength, and the source of all life.
“I wish for all children to grow strong by nature so that they may honor and care for the earth as they would their own mother, because I believe, the earth is our mother.”