Thanks to Bernadette for sharing more about her Blue and Gold Macaw project.
Zipporah, Cindy and Esther in Kenya
Two success stories from our sponsorship at the AIC Girls School.
I spent my career in the public education arena - as a classroom teacher, administrator and county and state level connsultant, but my interest in photography and conservation issues followed a parallel course, in a more informal way.
Many summers found me backpacking in our national parks, my Pentax SLR always in hand. My conservation and photographic interests expanded as I volunteered on Earthwatch Expeditions in Bolivia, Brazil, Kenya and Costa Rica. I took an ornithology class at Cornell’s Laboratory of Ornithology, volunteered for the education program at Glacier National Park, completed Florida Master Naturalist programs and attended as many workshops and classes with professional nature photographers as I could.
Along the way, I've received numerous juried awards and been published in magazines, books and digital media, but ultimately, my goal is just to continue to learn, experiment and improve my own techniques. So, today, I continue my journey as a student and teacher of photography and an advocate for conservation. A significant percentage of my time as a photographer now is teaching workshops and leading tours for others. Learner, teacher, backyard naturalist, citizen scientist, and artist probably best describe me. Not individually, but combined, I use these roles to navigate my world. I hope you enjoy the glimpses of the world seen through my lens and that you will join me on one of my upcoming adventures or learning experiences.