Speaker: Emily Calhoun
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You’re seven years old and are about to hear an owl for the first time — wouldn’t you be excited? Many adults remember childhoods filled with time outside, but childhood in today’s world is far different. With today’s children spending 90% of their time inside, we need something as exciting as owls to spark our interest in the natural world and rekindle our relationship with nature. Join Emily Calhoun on an owl prowl and discover the incredible superpowers of owls that can help us get outside, have fun, and appreciate the many benefits of time spent outside.

Emily Calhoun​ is an environmental educator with a strong love for nature based early education. Emily holds a B.S. in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability from University of New Hampshire and has years of professional experience in both informal and formal environmental education.

Her interest in the outdoors began as a child growing up in Pennsylvania, and she fostered and grew her connection to the natural world throughout her professional and educational experiences. After spending a few years working with live wild animals and honing her owl calls, Emily transitioned to working exclusively with different kinds of little wild ones: children.

Currently, Emily serves as a Naturalist and Pre-K programming instructor with Seacoast Science Center and a Classroom Naturalist and Rising Hawk Summer Camp Co-Site Director with Live and Learn Early Learning Center.

Emily Calhoun is a naturalist, owl expert and programming instructor with Seacoast Science Center.