Adam Kessel

Adam is a teacher in urban ecology education programs in Chicago. He currently works as a professional Naturalist. This work puts him in any part of over 70,000 acres of Forest Preserve lands teaching restoration-based environmental education programming. He gained his passion and knowledge of ethno-botany through his many years of service at the American Indian Center of Chicago, where he worked to create culturally-based after school programs. He also served as lead teacher at Northwestern University to help develop culturally-based science curricula with the Indigenous community of Chicago. He has facilitated numerous teacher professional development programs focusing on place-based teaching and learning. This work brings teachers and students outside their classrooms to learn and understand content in nature.