Presenters

  • Jenna Balazs, Watershed Education and Outreach Coordinator, Hocking Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Chris Bedel, Preserve Director, Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Melissa Campbell, Museum Educator, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, & Naturalist, Miami County Park District
  • Kelly Capuzzi, Environmental Specialist, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Susan Condy, School Education Coordinator, Miami County Park District
  • Steve Cox, Muskogee Nation
  • Mike Hall, Appalachian Forest Manager, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio
  • Jim Harding, Forestry Program Manager, Hocking College
  • Andrew Hoffman, Postdoctoral Researcher, The Ohio State University
  • Emily Imhoff, Astacologist
  • Samuel James, Photographer
  • Cathy Knoop, Population Education
  • Paul Knoop, Retired Education Director, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
  • Steve McKee, Retired Director, Gorman Nature Center
  • Martin McCallister, Edge of Appalachia Preserve Conservation Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio
  • Rich McCarty,  Edge of Appalachia Preserve Naturalist, The Nature Conservancy in Ohio
  • Lauren Metcalf, South Elementary School, Vinton County
  • Joe Moosbrugger, Assistant Preserve Manager, Crane Hollow Preserve
  • Lindsay Klaunig, Owner, Trouvaille Farm
  • Mike Nicolai, AmeriCorps Service Member, Edge of Appalachia Preserve
  • Pat Quackenbush, Parks & Museum Education Program Manager, Hocking College
  • Noreen Sullivan, Lower Elementary Teacher, Mercy Montessori Center
  • Jenny Yi-Ting Sung, PhD researcher, University of Cincinnati
  • Robyn Wright-Strauss, Chief Naturalist, Edge of Appalachia Preserve, Cincinnati Museum Center

Educators’ Week Organizers

Robyn Wright-Strauss

Robyn has been the Chief Naturalist at the Edge of Appalachia Preserve System since 2014. Among other duties, she runs the preserve’s environmental education program for local Adams County schools, conducts Educator Workshops, and leads summer programming for the youth of Adams County, Ohio.

Susan Condy

Susan has worked for the Miami County Park District since 2004. She currently holds the title of School Education Coordinator where she facilitates staff and several award winning education programs that reach school children from all corners and school districts of our county. Programs include: in person field trips and virtual experiences from the park, delivered to the classrooms.