Ginny is a Michigan homeschooling mother of five and the founder of 1000 Hours Outside. She is a thought-leader in the world of nature-based play and its benefits for children. One of her top priorities is to inspire parents to invest in spending time in God’s creation with their children. Her 1000 Hours Outside Challenge spans the globe and many people from all walks of life look to her for inspiration as well as practical tips on how to put down the screens and get outside. Ginny has a BS in Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Michigan, she loves growing zinnias, and she is also an author and illustrator. Her most recent book, The 1000 Hours Outside Activity book was published in April, 2021 and her children’s book, The Little Farmhouse in West Virginia was published in February, 2019.