• "Mornings on Fair Oaks Bridge" blog describes wildlife wake up activities at the Fair Oaks Bridge crossing of the American River written in first person narrative, with photos and videos.


Janice Kelley, writer, interpretation, education, programs, nature, outdoor world

Janice Kelley, Principal of Nature Legacies, is a highly skilled and award-winning writer, interpretive naturalist/educator and project consultant.

She brings more than 20 years combined experience in organization communications, community outreach, informal education and training, and research, writing and editing.

Her unique ability to capture a sense of place through observations, stories, and digital images inspires the reader or visitor to pause, reflect and see places with new eyes. As a program leader or storyteller, Janice’s passion for the natural world combined with her creative and engaging style stimulates the imagination and curiosity of all ages.

Janice works with organizations, groups and individuals as a partner, pinch hitter or consultant. Discover how working together can help meet your goals for engaging audiences, inspiring meaningful connections and environmental stewardship, and sharing the powerful stories of your organization or site.

Contact her at (916) 965-5246 or by email at outdoorjan@att.net.

Education and Training

  • Master of Science degree, Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, California State University Sacramento, May 2013
  • Certified Interpretive Guide, National Association of Interpretation
  • Certified Interpretive Planner course, National Association of Interpretation


  • 2013   Faculty Award of Merit, Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, California State University Sacramento
  • 2012   National Storytelling Network Member Grant for “If This House Could Talk,” community story project
  • 2009   LEAF Steward Program of the Sacramento Tree Foundation, Best Urban Forestry Education Program from the California Urban Forest Council
  • 2006  National Association of Interpretation Region Nine, National Conference Scholarship Award
  • 2003   Community Partner Award for after school science program, Association of School Administrators