About Us

The Curiosity Lab is dedicated to connecting children to nature. Founded in 2020 by Julie Propp a former public elementary school teacher who has spent the last 28 years developing curriculum and finding hidden gems that immerse children in Outdoor Nature experiences.

Our camp leaders are all former teachers who have extensive experience teaching children in outdoor educational settings.

We’ve also been friends and colleagues for over 20 years.

Julie Propp

Julie Propp is an accomplished educator, having taught 25 years in public schools, mostly in Multiage Settings with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders. She has extensive training in Project Based Learning, Environmental Education, Writers Workshop and Social Emotional Learning. Her work is progressive and child centered, with an emphasis on 21 Century Learning Skills.    

Julie has a BA in History from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Critical Global Literacy from New College.  

She lives in Menlo Park with her daughter, a very friendly Black Lab, two elusive cats and one loose turtle.  

If she’s not on a trail, you can reach her at Julie@thecuriositylab.com