Mary Ford

Mary Ford

Senior Director, Roots & Shoots

Jane Goodall Institute

Washington, District of Columbia,

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Biodiversity, Citizen Science, Civic Engagement, Conservation, Nonformal Education
Biodiversity, Citizen Science, Civic Engagement, Conservation, Nonformal Education

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Mary Ford is the Senior Director of Roots & Shoots, the youth action program of the Jane Goodall Institute. Mary has an undergraduate degree in environmental science and policy from Harvard University and a master's degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her career has focused on environmental education and citizen science. She has worked at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the World Wildlife Fund, the National Audubon Society and the National Geographic Society. She has taught preschool, middle school, and high school, and has done ecology research from Borneo to Siberia. Mary has served on the board of the North American Association for Environmental Education, the Education Operating Committee for Project Learning Tree, the Advisory Board of Toyota TogetherGreen, and the board and Education Working Group of the Citizen Science Association.

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