Rosie Emery

Where do you find amazing people? Most amazing folks are found at home. They get through the daily grind and find reserve energy to share with family and give back to society – heres to the working person!! Some people look for amazing people in Hollywood or on t.v. I find amazing folks out on the trail or looking for their next outdoor adventure.

One amazing person can be found writing and performing music, teaching and sharing the beauty of nature with her audience.

International children’s entertainer, Rosie Emery is a singer/songwriter, environmental educator and New Media producer specializing in teaching children how we are all interconnected through the songs that she writes and the programs that she produces. A passionate naturalist and educator dedicated to linking the arts and the sciences, Rosie weaves her own catchy songs with myths and stories to inspire her audiences to celebrate the earth. I appreciate her taking the time to answer a few outdoor questions for this TracksAndTrails e-Interview.
How and where were you introduced to the outdoors?

I grew up in Sherwood Forest, a truly amazing old oak forest that unfortunately has since been decimated.  I was fortunate to be able to ride my ponies freely through the woods, so spent most of my time up until the age 10, wandering about that magical place!  For me the forest was my home and the creatures that lived there my friends!

What has been your favourite outdoor recreations area?

Down here in Florida I love Corckscrew Swamp which is an Audubon Sanctuary I also love the Six Mile Cypress Preserve in Lee county.  The extensive boardwalks in these preserves allow the visitor to walk safely through the swamp and sit quetly to observe the wildlife.  Another area that is wonderful is the CREW Land & Water Trust preserve  http://www.crewtrust.org/

Please share an outdoor story related to one of the above areas.

I was filming a TV show at CRW one time and myself and the cameraman were filming from an observation platform  A pair of vultures were perched in a tree close by.  Suddenly both vultures began an incredible display with their wings, it was almost as if they were posing for the camera and we couldn’t believe how beautiful they looked.  Most people do not think of beauty when it comes to vultures, but as these large birds spread out their wings and turned towards us, they were truly beautiful.

You can find more about Rosie and her work on Myspace http://www.myspace.com/iirainbowdolphin or connect with her on Twitter http://twitter.com/RosieEmery

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