Welcome to Green Hearts!
                   About Us
  Green Hearts' History
   
          Green Hearts was founded late in 2005 by Ken Finch,
   who has worked in environmental education since 1974.

           Disappointed by the apparently
    limited societal impact
of modern
   
environmental education, Ken felt
    that a new direction should be
    tried.  This direction reflected the
    research which found that the
    most common influence on life-long
    conservation values is not
    structured learning, but rather is
    frequent, unstructured childhood
    play in natural settings.

         With that underlying concept, 
    Green Hearts was founded as one
    of the country's first conservation
    organizations entirely dedicated to restoring and
    strengthening the emotional bonds between children
    and nature.  Green Hearts functionally ended its  
    operations in 2015.

Founder Ken Finch    


     
During his long career, Ken Finch has been a front-line educator in environmental education programs, worked as a

senior manager in two children's museums, led two of the country's largest nature centers, and served as a Vice- President/State Director of the National Audubon Society. 

      His extensive volunteer service includes a term as the national President of the Association of Nature Center Administrators.  Ken holds a master's degree in environmental education, and is a published writer and an accomplished speaker.  He currently works as a consultant, a speaker, and as adjunct faculty for the Nature Preschool/Forest Kindergartens program at Antioch University New England, in Keene, New Hampshire.  Ken can be reached at kfinch51@gmail.com.


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