Who's Behind Earth Care Education?

Rebecca Newburn

 Intern, Mady, with founder Rebecca Newburn

Intern, Mady, with founder Rebecca Newburn

Rebecca Newburn started teaching in 1990 when she joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to be a high school math and science teacher in Fiji, and she’s been teaching and developing curriculum ever since. In the past she shared her love of mathematics on YouTube and through that was discovered by a national company to be their video talent for an algebra project. Her videos were recognized as exceptional by the YouTube Headquarters and she was invited to participate in meeting of the Greatest Gurus of their Do-It-Yourself Channel. As an educator, she has served as an IISME Fellow for the Headlands and Yosemite Institutes and developed their climate change curriculum for their outdoor education program. She created the 2 Steps a Month to Emergency Preparedness Program to help schools, families and communities organize themselves for disasters while increasing local resilience. She is also the Co-Founder and Coordinator of Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, a free seed lending library located in the Richmond Public Library. Occasionally, she can be seen walking around town dressed as the iconic Rosie the Riveter because she loves her can do-spirit and she’s a hometown girl.