Mandy is a naturalist with Cheaha State Park (Alabama State Parks)
She has been a member of EEAA for 4 years.
Her post-secondary education:
Currently pursuing a M.S. in Biology from Jacksonville State University; her expected graduation date is April, 2016
B.S. in Ecology and Forensics from Jacksonville State University, 2013
Her experiences in environmental education:
Mandy was a Zoo Keeper in the Children’s Zoo, where she cared for, trained and presented programs with native, domestic and exotic animals for 6 years.
She worked with the JSU Field Schools for 8 years. To learn more about conservation, she volunteered with the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife, and the US Forest Service.
Currently she is the Naturalist at Cheaha State Park. For the past 2 years she has been building an environmental education program through constructing campgrounds, trails, events, workshops, classes, campfire talks, and partnerships. It is her hope that environmental education will serve as a bridge for all visitors to reconnect with the beauty, harmony, balance, and tranquility of nature.
Her goals for EEAA:
Promote environmental education to a wider audience