Trusted by NYC schools and communities, Beazer’s Garden Workshops brings over 20 years of experience and expertise to community environmental education.
We work with school leadership teams and community organizations to align the traditional school curriculum to ecology-based themes!
I’m Kimberly Beazer, the founder and lead educator of Beazer’s Garden Workshops.
As a child growing up in the ’70s-’80s, learning about our world, I often wondered if there was anything I could do to help the environmental issues I heard about in school; From soil, air, and water pollution, overconsumption and waste of resources, to loss of biodiversity, the outlook seemed grim and I felt helpless. It was a concern that stayed with me and fueled the direction of my life.
My goal is for children to have a sense of hope for the future of our planet.
As adults, it’s our responsibility to teach the next generation what they can do to respect, conserve, restore, and protect the environment.
I began my journey as a concerned citizen, curious about nature and wanting to do more than shake my fist at the injustices of the world. I volunteered for many years with eco-focused, community education organizations and found other people dedicated to tackling our ecological challenges – scientists, educators, and keepers of our shared resources in earth, air, and water.
Over the course of my time, I earned a BA in Journalism/Media, a Masters in Early Childhood Education Studies, and an MPA in Non-Profit Management. I’ve managed and taught urban ecology programs through the visual arts, environmental science, CTE, and vocational training programs, and taught students of all ages from 3 to 63, in classrooms and outdoors; on rooftops, in rivers, in gardens, and in tree pits. There are so many ways to interact with nature!
I am particularly interested in guiding the public on topics related to green infrastructure, showing where our natural and built environments work together, and our role in managing both.
I now dedicate my energy to help organizations build thriving eco-programs through Beazer’s Garden Workshops and am immensely proud to work with a team of highly dedicated professionals who pour their hearts and souls into educating future generations!
Special Thank You to my partners from the NYC Department of Education, A.T.E., GrowNYC, EcoRise, Hudson River Clearwater, the Bronx River Alliance, the NYC Departments of Sanitation & Sustainability, and the many other wonderful organizations that bring educational experiences to curious minds.
Together, we can leave it a little greener than we found it.
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