Noel Nicholas (she/her/hers) started with KidsGardening in the summer of 2022. As Educational Content Manager she helps develop KG’s annual garden-based educational content strategy, co-developing original educational materials, overseeing the editorial calendar and supporting the content marketing plan. She also supports the KidsGardening Community with resource vetting and engagement.
Growing up in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Noel developed a deep appreciation for the natural world while swimming, hiking, gardening and foraging for fruit with family and friends. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from University of Southern California, where she developed a passion for informal education teaching poetry workshops at 32nd Street School/USC Magnet. Prior to joining KidsGardening, Noel worked as a Teaching Artist at Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House, and as a Museum Educator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, developing and delivering programs for diverse, multi-generational audiences and managing NHMLA’s Storytime Live program. In her spare time she runs a school garden program at Third Street Elementary in Hancock Park. She feels deep gratitude for having spent her life living on the ancestral homelands of the Kānaka Maoli and the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples in the Kingdom of Hawai‘i and Tovaangar.