Director of Conservation Education and Leadership Development
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Washington, District of Columbia,
Roles at NAAEE
Elena is currently the Director of Conservation Education and Leadership Development at the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, where one of the programs she manages is Project WILD. Elena was an EE Specialist for NAAEE supporting the state capacity building program, Guidelines for Community Engagement, and Community Climate Change. Prior to coming to NAAEE, Elena was the Program Manager for National Geographic’s Chesapeake Bay FieldScope program and the co-lead staff for Maryland's Partnership for Children in Nature at Maryland DNR. With a B.S. in Natural Resource Management (Environmental Education concentration) from the University of Michigan, Elena has had the privilege of working with Dr. Bill Stapp, who has profoundly influenced her life and career. Additionally, she has an M.A. in Science Education from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University. In her spare time, Elena enjoys playing taiko and dancing hula.
Elena Takaki created Storytelling from a Cultural Perspective on February 22, 2024.
Elena Takaki liked Environmental Education Materials: Guidelines for Excellence on January 4, 2023
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Elena Takaki liked Prairie Plants Identification and Sampling Workshop on January 4, 2023
Elena Takaki liked Climate Change Science, Communication, and Action on January 4, 2023