Experience a framework proven of tools and techniques to help you discover a sense of place and belonging no matter where you are. Gain ideas to enrich your personal or professional work.

Uncover your sense of place stories.
Boost creative thinking.
Explore ways to make a difference.

Erica Wheeler is a speaker, educator, songwriter and founder of Sense of Place Consulting. Her work helps to create meaningful connections between people and place, so that both people and places can thrive.

Learn more about Erica’s philosophy and approach

Staff Training


Empower your Staff

Proven tools and techniques that help both new and long-term staff gain a fresh approach to interpretation, program design, audience engagement and team-building. Helps to provide the best visitor experiences possible.


Inspire your Attendees

An unforgettable journey across the American landscape and the lives lived there through story, song, reflection, humor and conversation that evokes personal stories, inspires ideas and recharges passion for connecting people and place.

Nurture the Next Generation

Cultivate leaders through integrative learning. Helps to   bridge academic knowledge with personal experience, empower creativity, and find a sense of place and belonging, no matter where they are.


Engage your Community

Sense of place performances, workshops and tours, customized to engage youth, families and adults. Help people to enjoy and appreciate places more, discover their personal stories and find their own authentic ways to make a difference.

“Erica creates a kind of alchemy in the room where even the most timid of us is inspired to find the writer within. She gave us new tools and reminded me of tools I once knew and had long forgotten. She inspired me to get back to an interpretive project I had put aside which I am now working on with renewed enthusiasm and focus.”
— — Julia Clebsch, Interpretive Naturalist, Brooklyn, NY