Dawn Suzette Smith is a self-taught naturalist and trained educator. For the past fifteen years she has worked to promote children’s connection with nature and lifelong love of outdoor pursuits for both physical and mental health. Her writing and photography have been featured in various print and online magazines and books, and in exhibits with the National Park Service. Dawn currently homeschools two curious nature lovers and leads nature walks year-round to help families connect with nature through child-led nature study in the wild forests and along the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia, Canada. She can often be found under a shade tree with her kids watching clouds pass by and shadows dance.