Julie Simon is a freelance writer specializing in environmental education, green energy, sustainable transportation, health, and technology topics. Since 2004, she has also served as a naturalist at the Chattahoochee Nature Center guiding students and campers to explore the woodlands and wetlands along the Chattahoochee River. She authored a chapter of the 2014 book, Connecting Children to Nature: Ideas and Activities for Parents and Educators. At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta where she is a member, she has served on the Children's Ministry Team. One of her favorite activities is stalking wildflowers, mushrooms, and salamanders with her family in the North Georgia mountains. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Julie holds an M.S. in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin (Madison).