Carla Gull

Coordinator, Master of Arts in Environmental Education Program

Associate Professor, Sustainability & Environmental Education Department (SEED)


Phone: 260-799-5869

Office: Learning Center Building at Merry Lea


B.S. Elementary Education, Brigham Young University, 1998

M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, National Louis University, 2002

Ed.D. Instructional Leadership, Argosy University, 2009

Carla Gull is the coordinator of the masters of art of environmental education program and associate professor at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. She has over 20 years of experience in the education field at the preschool, elementary, and college levels.

Dr. Gull enjoys helping educators incorporate more nature in the everyday early childhood setting and in nature preschools. She hosts a podcast, Loose Parts Nature Play; facilitates an international group, Loose Parts Play; and presents workshops, presentations, and academic research around loose parts, tree climbing, STEM, outdoor classrooms, and nature education. She is co-author of the book, Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms and is the state coordinator for Indiana Children and Nature Network.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, spending time with her kids, facilitating play with kids in outdoor contexts, brainstorming and connecting with other people about ideas and possibilities. 

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