Nora Murphy

Nora is thrilled to be able to be a wilderness instructor with Ithaca Forest Preschool and Primitive Pursuits! Her first foray into wilderness education was with Primitive Pursuits in the summer of 2019. She found that two things she loves in life clicked, and has been happy to continue learning and working throughout the school year and summer programming.

Nora has always felt the most “Nora” while spending time outside. Exploring the forest and creek near her house, camping with her girl scout troop and family, swimming in the summer, and biking to the lake were important parts of her life growing up. Nora also has a passion for education, which she pursued through studying music education at Ithaca College, teaching music lessons, working in childcare, and teaching kickboxing. She feels very blessed to be able to teach outside with kids, and see the vast range of naturalist skills and knowledge the others in Primitive Pursuits bring.