Conservation

* Where Art, Education, & Conservation Converge *






Experience

Related Certifications:
- Zoonoses for Wildlife Rehabilitators, IWRC (2021)
- Project WET, Certified Educator (2021)
- Ocean Sustainability & Conservation Certificate, SDG Academy (2019)
- Project Learning Tree: Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood, Certified Educator (2016)
- NOLS Wilderness Medicine Certified (2017-2019)

Related Work & Volunteer Experience:
- Explore Wildwood, Program Director & Environmental Educator (2015- )
- Bear Creek Nature Center, Animal Care Volunteer (2021- )
- Wildlife Resources & Education Network (WREN)/ GA Wildlife Network, Volunteer Wildlife Transporter (2021- )
- North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group, Research Volunteer (2022- )
- Cobb County Amphibian Monitoring, Volunteer Monitor (2022- )
Caretta Research Project, Research Assistant Volunteer (2021, 2019)
- Our Giving Garden, General Volunteer + Animal Care (2019- )
- Science.Art.Wonder, Selected Artist (2018-2019)
- Cobb County Watershed Stewardship Program, Volunteer (2017-2018)

Honors & Awards:
- Green Difference Award for Outstanding Green Education/ Program Director (2017) Explore Wildwood 
- Eco Schools USA Silver Award (2017), Bronze Award (2016) Explore Wildwood 
- 22 Best Atlanta Homeschool Days & Programs, Atlanta Insider (2016) Earth Art Classes/Explore Wildwood

Current Memberships:
Turtle Survival Alliance/ North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group

* Art related education and CV is available on the "Artist CV" page.


Individual or group workshops, classes, & lectures: 
Private classes are a great option for those who want one-on-one attention, more time for advanced instruction, have specific health considerations, or who want to schedule something for a family or private group. Large group visits are also perfect for camps, schools, homeschool groups, daycares, clubs, and more. Lectures may include a group story, Q&A, hands-on time with specimens or materials, a craft, handouts, and/or an interactive activity. Small class instruction is available for 1-10 participants, and large group visits available for groups of 10-100 participants. Most topics can be modified for any age group, including children and adults. See available topics below and email me to discuss your specific needs and to book a visit. 

Science Class Topics: 
- Animal Bones, Teeth, & Shells 
- Intro. to Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins
- Sea Turtle Nesting & Conservation
- Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
- Freshwater Turtle Survey Science 
- Turtle Anatomy
- Turtle Nest Detective 
- Animal Conservation vs. Rehabilitation
- Wildlife Tagging & Tracking
- Wildlife Transport & Rehab
- Reducing Our Impact on Wildlife 
- Helping Georgia's Wildlife
- Intro. to Amphibian Monitoring (+ indicator species) 
- Intro. to Keystone Species
- Fossils & Seashells
- Marine Epibiota & Clay Barnacles
- Animal Tracks & Scat
- Exploring in Nature (educational guided hike with local flora & fauna + safety tips).
- + Lots of art/science combo. class topics which can be found here

Email me for more info: blondeshotcreative(at)gmail.com


Upcoming Public (Kids) Classes & Events:  
- Tuesday, May 17th, 5-6pm- Cobb County Homeless Pet Club Virtual Presentation: Helping Georgia's Wildlife (Free!)
- + Now booking private workshops for July & August! 

--> Spring events are open for registration!