On International Women’s Day, we recognize the women who help make the world a better place. Those who inspire others to be courageous, to follow their hopes and dreams, to be brave in the face of adversity.
Changemakers don’t have to be big and loud. Sometimes, the memory of one person who cared enough to make a difference in the lives of her students can be multiplied tenfold. Such is the case of Joie Armstrong, a woman whose time on Earth was short, but her passion for connecting kids to nature has lived on since her passing 18 years ago.
Joie Armstrong, a NatureBridge educator at Yosemite National Park in 1999, was a bright light to all who knew her. She was full of laughter and love, creativity and spunk; she gifted the world with her glowing smile and warm heart.