Leader since Spring 2018

Hi, my name is Renee Thompson. I am a leader based in Macedon, NY

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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!

Hi! I am so happy you are interested in learning more about Tinkergarten. As a leader I am honored to be able to live out a personal passion and offer families such high quality outdoor learning opportunities. Many of my favorite childhood experiences were with treasured adults in the outdoors. Walks in the woods and fields forged indelible bonds with nature, and with them. Nature is my centering place, the place that sharpened my powers of observation and taught me awe and wonder. It has been a joy to impart that same sense of wonder and respect for the natural world to my own two (now grown) children and my grandchildren in our own adventures outdoors. My other passion is supporting and encouraging young families. As a Girl Scout Leader, facilitator of family life education and parenting programs over a 30 year period, and recently as a certified parenting coach, I have had unique opportunities to encourage and empower families to live happier healthier lives. If there is anything more rewarding than witnessing those "Ah-ha!" moments when a child experiences the joy of discovery, it is allowing their special people experience it with them. Tinkergarten brings both these passions together in the best possible way - learning and growing together outdoors. Come join us outside, won't you?!

- Renee Thompson

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Renee Thompson has led classes in Bullis Park (Macedon, New York), Powder Mills Park (Pittsford, New York), Pal-Mac Aqueduct County Park (Palmyra, New York), and Egypt Park (Fairport, New York).