Did you ever wake up early and slip out into a world fresh with a new day? The familiar scene sparkles with beauty and wonder and the sense of possible adventure. – The Rainbow Book of Nature by Donald Culross Peattie

Welcome to Wonder & Grow: Stories from a Museum Learner! This blog aims to bring you thoughtful tales from a curious educator exploring the world of natural history through outdoor adventures, museum collections, storytelling, and art.

My name is Chelsea and I’ve been a full-time Museum Educator at the Florida Museum since 2015 but I’ve always considered myself an enthusiastic museum learner, first and foremost. Just like you, I don’t educate museums, I learn from them! In this space, I will introduce readers to the wonders that inspire me to ask questions and share answers about life on Earth. Follow along as I wonder & grow. Thanks for being here!