As Nature Knowledge grew in popularity and our programs were filling quickly, it became time to grow the team. Dane Director joined us in 1998, bringing a strong love of the outdoors and environmental education to the organization in addition to experience with fundraising. Two years later, we were excited to bring on Terry Teacher as a full-time educator that has helped us to develop new curriculum and build partnerships wth schools and parks across the country. Learn more about the team.
Nature Knowledge has been fortunate to collaborate with the National Parks Service to deliver programs about natural resources and wildlife management to all ages. Over time, park rangers and naturalists have become integral parts of the Nature Knowledge community, even becoming board members and donors. As we’ve expanded into new parks – with a goal to hit 40 parks by 2020 – so has our impact on classrooms across the country. If you’d like to see our programs in a park near you, please contact us!
Starting with Flora Founder, we’ve always made it a priority to work with local teachers in order to identify opportunities to grow our programs and offer a chance for students in need to experience the national parks. Once Nature Knowledge branched out from Tennessee in 1997, we quickly found that there was much more demand than we had supply. Thanks to our board leadership, Nature Knowledge has continued to fundraise to help keep pace with the needs of our nation’s teachers and administrators. Are you an educator that wants to get involved? We’d love to meet you!