I am part of the education staff at the preserve, which means I get to spend a good portion of my time leading programs about the preserve’s history, geology, and ecology. In my role as Outreach Coordinator, I focus on extending the reach of our educational programs to broad audiences.
I create content for online and printed media outlets; assist with planning and producing exhibits, events, and new curricula; and manage our Volunteer Naturalist and Teen Science Café programs and Agents of Discovery mobile app.
I am a certified environmental interpreter, hold a M.S. in Environmental Conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and spend a good portion of my free time thinking about, planning, and creating art.
I studied ant diversity in the preserve for my master’s research, and continue to enjoy observing, learning, and teaching about our local ant species.
I feel incredibly lucky to work at the preserve as an educator, because I get to see first-hand how this intricate, unusual, and dynamic landscape provides rich experiences, prompts questions, and fuels creativity in those who take time to observe and learn about it.
I am excited about our upcoming winterís eve nature journaling and sketching programs!
Iím working on starting up our Teen Science Cafe program!
I really like this species of shiny, black ant called Dolichoderus taschenbergi.