Music, Performing Arts
My name is Stina (Christina Ayala) and I am an environmental educator and performing artist living in Maryland. I grew up in the beautiful state of Alaska where I first connected to the natural world through endless hours of outdoor play in "the last frontier". Surrounded by Alaskan Native storytelling, song, and dance, I studied folklore and performing arts at UCLA where I graduated with a B.A. from the Department of World Arts and Cultures.
I enjoy performing at nature centers, libraries, schools, but most of all, outdoors! I create shows that are specific to communities' local wildlife, habitats, cultural and natural history, and ecological concerns. Every show strives to build an emotional connection and ecological imagination with nature- a connection that is often missing in our environmental education. Luckily, Maryland has plenty of fascinating material for nature games, stories, and songs!