Carla Gull

Carla Gull (she/her/hers)

Director of Graduate Program

Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College, Loose Parts Nature Play


Roles at NAAEE



Evaluation and Assessment, Nonformal Education, PreK-12


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Carla Gull is the coordinator of the masters of art of environmental education program and associate professor at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College in northern Indiana. She has over 20 years of experience in the education field at the preschool, elementary, and college levels. Dr. Gull enjoys helping educators incorporate more nature in the everyday early childhood setting. She hosts a podcast, Loose Parts Nature Play; facilitates an international group, Loose Parts Play; and presents workshops, presentations, and academic research around loose parts, tree climbing, STEM outdoor classrooms, and nature education. She is coauthor of the book, Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms

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