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. She has a Masters in Education and Waldorf Grades Teacher Certification, and expects to complete her Professional Science Masters in Environmental Studies and Sustainability in July 2022. She has been a Waldorf grades teacher since 2014 and leading a variety of nature-based programs since 2006. She is currently the Sustainability Coordinator at the Community of the Transfiguration in Glendale, OH. Vivian's life passion is connecting youth and communities with nature, spreading ecological awareness, and helping others become life-long stewards of the earth. She resides in a rehabbed cottage in Covington where she raises her 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 focus), Minor: Religion, (2006, Southeastern University)

  • MA Education (2015, Mt. Mary College)

  • Waldorf Grades Teacher Certification (2015, Great Lakes Waldorf Institute)

  • PSM Environmental Studies & Sustainability (2022, Unity College)

  • 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

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