Laurel Dodge has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and anthropology and a master’s degree in environmental studies. As a naturalist/instructor, she developed and delivered wildlife education programs at the Darien Nature Center in Connecticut and the Prospect Park Wildlife Center in Brooklyn, New York. Specializing in creating opportunities for families to enjoy wildlife together, she led family nature study workshops for the Orange County Audubon Society in New York. Laurel is also a talented artist, specializing in natural history illustration. She is the author of Nature Study for the Whole Family.