Nathan Windel: Stewarding an Outdoor Laboratory

Lauren Ray interviews Nathan Windel, a local science educator, about the importance of place-based learning opportunities at the Buffalo. This interview was conducted during an oral history workshop at the Newton County Library.

Greg Swick and Laura Swick

Greg (59) talks with his daughter Laura (26) about their ecological sustainability work as educators and outdoors teaching across communities in the Ozarks region.

Fran Young and Paul Young

Married couple, Fran Young (68) and Paul Young (72), recall stories and events that lead them to becoming international teachers, traveling to many countries, culture shocks, and navigating life in Springfield, Missouri after traveling abroad.

Jessie East and Jason East

Jessie East (45) interviews her husband, Jason East (47), about his early memories growing up, leaving a full time job to help their son, finding his interests, and journey to entrepreneurship along the way.

Karen Scott and Shawn Askinosie

Friends and colleagues Karen Scott (68) and Shawn Askinosie (61) share the story of how their experiences with loss inspired them to create the Lost and Found Grief Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Aaron Odell and R Scott Spear

One Small Step Conversation partners Scott Spear (76) and Aaron Odell (73) talk about how they each ended up in Visalia, and the experiences that shaped their current social and political views.

Jordana Vera and Yeni Vasquez

Mejores amigas Yeni Vasquez (43) y Jordana Vera (42) comparten una conversación sobre sus experiencias estudiando en los Estados Unidos, la organización sin fines de lucro que fundaron para apoyar a otras personas hispanohablantes en Springfield, Missouri, y la amistad...

Fred Hall and Brian Fogle

Friends Fred Hall (95) and Brian Fogle (65) discuss the origins and legacy of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks as it approaches its 50th anniversary.