Leader since Fall 2018

Hi, my name is Heather Katz. I am a leader based in Oakland, ME

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About Tinkergarten

Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders in their local community for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun!

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I am a Mom of 3 fun, active children, and have had the privilege of staying home with them for the past 16 years. We are a family that truly loves the outdoors, and learning together outside has very naturally been a part of our lives. Last year, I returned to my former career as an elemetary school reading teacher, and also found Tinkergarten. I felt an instant connection with Tinkergarten's philosophy and emphasis on play-based learning in an outdoor classroom, which has always been my favorite place to be, and to teach. I am excited to be leading Tinkergarten in our community, and for the opportunity to be a Mom, and now a health coach, and a lover of nature who has always dreamed of teaching in an outdoor classroom year round. To be able to combine two of the things I am most passionate - teaching children and being outdoors - is truly a dream come true! Looking forward to learning together with you & your children soon!

- Heather Katz


Heather Katz has led classes in North Street Recreation Area (Waterville, Maine) and Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons (Belgrade, Maine).