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Vivian Melody

Founder | Outdoor Educator

Vivian Melody has been the founder and educator at OH! Wild Wonder, LLC in Cincinnati, OH since 2015, and prior to that in central Missouri as The Wild Wonder Project since 2012. Vivian's life passion is connecting communities with nature, spreading ecological awareness, and helping others become life-long stewards of the earth. She holds a BA in Communications, MA in Education and Waldorf Grades Teacher Certification, and a Professional Science Master in Environmental Studies and Sustainability. She is also a LEED Green Associate, NAI Certified Interpreter Guide, Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, and an ACCO-Certified Climate Change Professional candidate. She has led various nature-based programs since 2006 and served as a lead Waldorf teacher from 2014-2021. She is currently a communications manager at a Boston-based sustainability advocacy nonprofit. She resides in a rehabbed cottage in Covington where she raises two teenagers, two dogs, and too many houseplants.

See full list of professional credentials below:

Trainings & Certifications

Formal Degrees and Certifications

  • BA Communications; Journalism & Public Relations

  • MA Education

  • Waldorf Grades Teacher Certification 

  • PSM Environmental Studies & Sustainability

  • Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Permanent Non-Tax Teaching License

  • Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist (OCVN)

  • NAI Certified Interpreter Guide (CIG)

  • Red Cross First-Aid and CPR certification for adults and children​

  • USGBC Certified Green Classroom Professional 

  • NAAEE: "What is EE?" and "The History of EE"

  • Project Learning Tree (PLT) certifications:

    • PLT Professional Development for K-8 Educators (Kentucky)

    • PLT Professional Development for GreenSchools (National)

    • ​PLT Professional Development: Green Jobs - Exploring Forest Careers (National)

  • KAEE Foundations in Teaching Environmental Education​

  • Project WET

  • Project WILD

  • Lindamood-Bell Learning Process:

    • ​Seeing Stars® Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling

    • Phoneme Sequencing® (LIPS®) Program

  • Facebook - Grey Circle
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