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Marisa Tobey, Owner Ready Set Go Outside since 2006


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies        May 1995
Concentration: Environmental Education
Minor: Mathematics and Music

University of Maine at Machias

2001-2006 Program Director Toddle Inn Child Care, Inc.
  • Creating and implementing monthly, interactive science enrichment lessons for each classroom
  • Designing vacation programs for school age children such as Mystery Week, Medieval Week, and Rock and Roll Week
  • Writing the monthly newsletter for parents
  • Guiding teachers in curriculum, state laws and discipline matters
  • Facilitating before and after school program every day
  • Planning and implementing field trips and visitors for ages 3 and up
  • Light maintenance in and around building
  • Maintaining management of center while manager is absent
1999-2001 Teacher/Naturalist Green Briar Nature Center
  • Create and implement public and school group programs for all ages
  • Manage birthday party registrations and implementation
  • Maintenance of live animal collection
  • Train and supervise staff and volunteers
  • Assist in writing Project LIFE (Lessons in Field Ecology) curriculum
1997-1999 Program Coordinator Cape Cod Discovery Museum
  • Create and implement public and school programs for ages 1 to 9, on and off site
  • Create and maintain database to track payments for field trips, birthday parties and other programs
  • Design and maintain museum membership database, newsletter and renewal bulk mailings
  • Oversee maintenance of live animal collection
  • Train and supervise youth volunteers
  • Design and implement museum’s first teacher training session through participation in the Museum Institute for Teaching Science
  • Design and implement first lighthouse field trip program for 500 third graders
1997 Preschool and Kindergarten Lead Teacher Massachusetts Audubon Society
  • Create and co-teach activities for day camp program
  • Lead one hour public programs
1996-1997 Science Teacher Nature’s Classroom
  • Design and implement 2 to 4 science classes per day for visiting school groups
  • Create and lead 3 to 5 exploratory nature hikes per week for field group of 8-12 students
  • Assist with implementation of weekly group games and activities


Course Work and Certification

Developmental Psychology
Education Psychology
School and Community Practicum
Exceptional Student in the Classroom
Secondary Science Methods
Curriculum Design and Program Evaluation
Connecting Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (graduate)
General Zoology
General Botany
General Chemistry
General Ecology
Marine Biology
Conservation Biology
Recreation and Wilderness Resources
Outdoor Recreation
Environmental Policy
Natural Resource Management
Maine Guide Course (at L.L. Bean)
Calculus II
Topics in Advanced Math
Fundamentals of Music
Violin, Voice, Guitar
Music History I & II
ARC Community CPR and First Aid
Certified in Massachusetts as Project Wild, Aquatic, Learning Tree and WET instructor for teacher workshops
Board of Directors for Massachusetts Environmental Education Society
Child Care Trainings since 2001
Maine Roads to Quality:
Core Knowledge Portfolio Development (3 hrs)
Developmentally Appropriate Practice (6 hrs)
Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum and
Supporting the Development of Self-Esteem in Young Children (3 hrs)
Management Retreat focusing on Professional Development (8 hrs)
Healing the Hurting Child: Decoding Behavior (2 hrs)
Germ Prevention in Daycares (2 hrs)
Child Abuse and Kindergarten Readiness (2 hrs)
Promoting Social Emotional Competence: Process for Human Education (5 hrs)
Appelbaum Training Institute- Soaring to Success in Child Care:
Guidance and Behavior Management (2 hrs)
Professional Development (1 hr)
Curriculum (2 hrs)
Child Development (1 hr)
Preventing Discipline Problems (6 hrs)
Brain Gym Introduction (6 hrs)
Baby Wearing (1.5 hrs)
Maine School Age Care Alliance:
Having Fun & Keeping Kids Physically Healthy (2.5 hrs)
Art of Encouragement & Raising Responsible Children (2.5 hrs)
Working with Development: Guiding School Age Children (2.5 hrs)
What Do We Do Now? (2.5 hrs)
Woodworking for Kids (2.5 hrs)
Assertive Communication (2.5 hrs)