Editor’s Note: The Maine Monitor is partnering with Peter Neill of the World Ocean Observatory to bring you this hour-long interview podcast.
Conversations from the Pointed Firs is a monthly, interview-style podcast during which Peter talks with authors and artists who live in Maine, work in Maine, or otherwise derive their creativity from the essence of Maine.
The guest for this episode is Kimberly Ridley, who has been writing about nature, science, health and the environment for more than 25 years. Her passion is “inciting wonder” by sharing her love of nature and science with children and adults.
She does numerous author visits and has taught writing workshops in dozens of elementary schools in Maine and the northeast based on her nonfiction books.
In addition, she teaches nature writing workshops for families and adults and presents special talks and programs at libraries and other public venues around Maine.
In this episode, Kim and Peter discuss Kim’s many books, nature writing in general, the power of unstructured time for children, and the power present in close observations of our natural world.