Kathleen Lockyer (she/her) is Weaving Earth’s director of Youth and Family Programs. She is a descendant of Irish and Italian ancestors and currently lives on Chumash and Salinan land in Morro Bay, CA. Kathleen grew up on the territories of the Lenape, Wappinger, Mohican, Huron-Wendat, Anishinabewaki, Hammonassets, Omàmiwininiwak (Algonquin), Haudenosaunee and Mi’kmaq. Kathleen has raised two phenomenal daughters, each forging their own educational and learning pathways.
Kathleen’s work blends science, nature connection, and human development. In her 25 years as an “outside the box” occupational therapist, Kathleen has fallen in love with more kids and families than she can count. In 2003, she co-founded a non-profit organization to bring nature back to learning and development. Kathleen consults for public and private schools, outdoor programs, and is a speaker and writer.
Today, Kathleen spends most of her time raising awareness about the epidemic of developmental challenges that children are facing. Over the last 25 years, she created the “Nature-Led Approach,” which she uses to train parents, youth mentors, and others to support children who are experiencing such issues. You can find more about her work at Rx Outside’s website.