2017-09-01 STL Jzika PS

My name is Jessie Hoagland

and I started Green Spiral Tours

to help connect families to nature,

and people to their planet.

I have a Masters in Education for Sustainability

from Webster University,

 was the Nature Educator for the Clayton Schools’ 

Family Center preschool starting in 2003,

and have been hosting Green Spiral field trips since 2008.



This is Angela Wildermuth in the red cap.  Angela is a Forest School

Nature Teacher and curator of the Urban Wild Adventure maps.

You can hire Angela as a Nature Guide for your

park program or playgroup

by finding her on Facebook at

Urban Wild Adventures.




You can join us on any Green Spiral field trip,

buy the Urban Wild adventure maps on Amazon,

or invite either of us for speaking engagements

or private tours at rates of $65 – $125 per engagement.



We Got Maps


Customized hand-colored maps are available for $35 /each

Newly Commissioned maps are $175 – $225 /each


2012-08 clara and melanie


If you are an institution

looking to partner for grant funding,

know that you have found the original

  family nature club in Saint Louis.

We ask for 1% of your grant funding

in exchange for real feedback

from real families.

(We partnered with the Butterfly House on their new nature trail.)


2015-05-22 Butterfly House (9)


If you have a high school

or college student

who is interested in animals and nature,

we have unpaid summer internships.

The job of the intern is to

field-test and data check new maps.


2016 Ellie 2

Artemis Beta – Summer 2016

Artemis Gamma Raveena

Artemis Gamma – Summer 2017


Here’s a podcast

that explains a little more

about what we do

Environmental Echo


1998-05-30 jxn hand age 2

logo and name small green spiral


4 Responses to “About”

  1. Ali Shapiro Says:

    Jzika, It’s Ali Shapiro, author of the Roots of Going Green. You left an Amazon review of my book. Thanks for reading, your enthusiasm and commitment to sustainability. I’m so inspired by your work. Thanks for keeping the conversation going!

  2. jzika Says:

    I highly recommend that readers check out Ali Shapiro’s book “Roots of Going Green”. It is a thin, quick read but contains a depth of understanding. Along with a few books coming out from the Bioneers, it should be on every serious educator’s bookshelf.

  3. Alissa Duel Says:

    Hi, where did we kayak last year? Ava and I would like to do it again this Labor Day!

    1. @jzikah Says:

      Hi Alissa! The answer is Courtois Creek near Steelville. I’ll send you an updated map and guide. Anyone else who wants to kayak, check the blog, as it was updated last week. Yes, if you live in South City, you can kayak on your drinking water! (Or beer water).

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