Ruth Wilson, PhD, is a Professor Emerita at Bowling Green State University, USA, and Curator of the Research Library of the Children and Nature Network. She also serves as consulting editor for the International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, and is the author of several books, including Learning is in Bloom and Nature and Young Children. Her work has been published widely in various academic journals, often addressing topics relating to children and nature. She has worked as an educational consultant with Sesame Street, California’s Education and Environment Initiative, and Brookfield Zoo, among other organizations. She is a recipient of a life-time achievement award from the Arbor Day Foundation for her work in connecting young children with nature.