The Gardens welcomes our new Director of Education Tricia Martin to the team. Tricia comes to us with significant senior level, non-profit experience focusing on conservation, education, fundraising, and community relations.
Tricia’s career at the Gardens actually began more than 25 years ago when she served as our Curator of Education from 1990-1994. More recently, she developed programs that supported the mission of Archbold Biological Station in nearby Venus, FL and directed conservation initiatives for The Nature Conservancy.
Getting to know Tricia, in her own words, “I have two children and love to eat good food. I do a lot of cooking, love to read, and practice yoga. I’m also a biking enthusiast, and the West Orange Trail is one of my favorite rides.”
Tricia will work to develop partnerships between teachers, education specialists, businesses and community groups, using Edward Bok’s story as a source of inspiration. Her overarching goals are to: spark imaginations; cultivate a sense of wonder and discovery; develop programs to enhance social, environmental and community awareness; and provide children with empowering moments.