About us

Luna dog, my daughters and me holding a banana 

Our Teacher

Lisset Orozco

Founder Director and Guide in this adventure

Hola, I am a local mother of two wonderful daughters 14 and 17... They have been my best teachers and the two persons who most challenge me to be a better person, mom and professional every day.

I am also a nature lover and a passionate teacher. I started my journey back in the 90's, in México, volunteering as a Literacy Teacher. On the side, I completed my degree in Politics and Social Sciences, and participated in research projects aimed at educational, cultural, and environmental issues, in México and Latin America. I moved to Santa Cruz 18 years ago and since then I have served hundreds of families, either as a Spanish tutor, nature educator, or childcare provider. I love getting kids outside to experience all the amazedness of our nature wonders, and so get the emotional, physical, and mental benefits that being immerse in nature provides.

I also love the idea of speaking multiple languages and foster a community open to it, not just because it is kind of cool and all the well-known benefits on brain development, but also because the early exposure to a second language fosters the brain ability of openness and flexible thinking. These two brain abilities help us to be more social, empathetic and kind humans. 

In my free time I enjoy dancing, reading, running, hiking barefoot, camping and backpacking with my daughters and dog Luna. 

UAM B.A. Politics & Social Sciences, Diploma in Education and Cultural Integration, Teacher's assistant at the UNAM Institute for Social Research-IIS, English bilingual, Spanish native,

CPR and Wilderness First Aid certified; Fingerprint cleared.

Member of: California Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education

Having snack with the kids

What about?

I do believe that spending time nature is a necessity for all of us but children. Free, creative and imaginative play while immersed in nature is an essential need for brain development and healthy emotional development.

So, what do I do?

I facilitate nature exposure and mentor nature connection in the kid's life.  I also speak Spanish and introduce Spanish vocabulary as our days together go by.

My ultimate intention is for the children to enjoy spending time in nature, so they learn, develop and evolve better as they grow. And if children also fall in love with nature and care about the ecosystems around them, then my mission is completed.  Same with the Spanish language, I do my best for the kids likening the idea of a second language as I introduce Spanish naturally while spending quality time together in the woods!