About the Instructor
Meet Naturalist Shannon
I am Shannon Russell Pennington, the owner and naturalist of Mother Nature's Classroom, LLC. A life-long nature enthusiast, I love sharing my passion for the natural world with anyone who is willing to listen! You may have met me at one of the Warren County Park District properties, where I work part-time, or in a classroom at JF Burns Elementary School, where I've led PTO-sponsored nature enrichment programs for the past several years.
I am excited to offer customized nature programs and lessons for children of all ages (specializing in curriculum-aligned lessons for grades K-4). My passions include monarch butterflies, wildlife, and native plants!
Graduate of Miami University
Educator of the Year, 2020, Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District
Certified Project Wild instructor
Certified Project Learning Tree instructor
Sub-permitted wildlife rehabilitator through Nature Nurses Wildlife Rescue
Proof of liability insurance coverage and current background check available upon request