Janet Altobello

School Program Coordinator & Teacher-Naturalist

Janet’s love of the outdoors began as a young child in the aromatic white pine-rhododendron forests and blueberry swamps of northeastern Pennsylvania. She declared “outdoor therapy” as her career path at age 18, and has been honing her craft for 40 years: as a science teacher in Fort Morgan, CO and Damariscotta, ME; as a writer of curriculum for the National Geographic Society and the National Gardening Association; as an instructor at Antioch University New England; and as a Harris Center naturalist, where she’s been exploring the wild edges of schoolyards in the Monadnock Region since 1989.

Janet’s favorite places for her own renewal are in the garden, on alpine and subalpine ridges, and in Muscongus Bay, ME.