Root, John

John Root is a Naturalist • Educator with diverse Teaching and Performing Experience. He has been presenting nature programs at libraries, nature centers and other venues throughout New England since 2006. He has a Graduate Study in Elementary School Education, Cambridge College, Springfield, MA; Graduate Study in Botany, University of Maryland and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Secondary School Science Teacher Certification, Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, MD; Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Oberlin OH. His Teaching and Performing Experience Apprentice Nurseryman at Triple Brook Farm in Southampton, MA (2008-Present) Chairman, Recycling and Refuse Management Committee, Amherst, MA (2008 – Present) Presenter of musical programs at libraries, historical societies, schools, senior centers, summer concerts, and other venues  throughout New England (1994 – Present) Owner and operator of “Our House” , a home daycare featuring nature exploration, the arts and creative play (1987 – 1994) Instructor of piano and woodwinds in home studio and at Community Music School of Springfield, Northampton Community Music School, Deerfield Academy, and Northampton Center for Children and Families (1977 – 1987) Leader of “Arts and Adventure” church group, Amherst, MA (1985 – 1986) Science Teacher, Booker T. Washington Junior High School, Baltimore, MD (1975 – 1976) Camp Counselor and Assistant Camp Director promoting awareness of nature (1968 – 1979) Programs: Songbirds of the Northeast-with the Birdcall Recordings