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Kristen Zemaitis awarded Environemental Educator of the Year for the State of Tennessee

 

Kristen Zemaitis, a long time and dedicated employee of the Memphis Botanic Garden and a member of our Youth Education Department, was awarded the Educator of the Year for the State of Tennessee from The Tennessee Environmental Education Association (TEEA).  TEEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental education programs throughout the state. Its goal is to develop a world population that is aware of the environment and committed to work toward solutions of current environmental problems as well as the prevention of new ones.            

Kristen began working as a MBG camp assistant at the age of 16. Her college studies took her all over the United States from Boston to Georgia, to the Smoky Mountains where she sharpened her skills through studies and teaching.  After completing her degree in Natural Resources Management with a concentration in Wildlife Biology, Kristen returned to the Garden as a full time employee in 2000.

Posted by Bonnie Grosshans at 1:00 PM

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