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Theresa Crain, Office Administrator

theresa crainTheresa’s love for the outdoors began during her childhood years exploring her family’s rural property in California. She holds a degree in Natural Resource Interpretation from Humboldt State University and has over 20 years of experience in environmental education as a State Parks interpreter and naturalist. She has taught in both formal classroom settings and outdoors and is passionate about sharing the magic and wonder in nature to excite and educate others. She lives in McMinnville, Oregon where she is working with the Greater Yamhill Watershed Council to build EE programs for the citizens of the Yamhill and Chehalem watersheds. Theresa’s educational background, life experiences and passion to share her love of the outdoors have prepared her to be an incredible environmental educator.

In her spare time Theresa enjoys gardening, wildlife watching, spending time with family and friends, and learning more about the natural world around her.

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Traci Price, Diversity Initiative Contractor

tracipriceBorn and raised in New Jersey, Traci Price left suburban life behind to pursue an undergraduate degree in psychology and to play NCAA lacrosse in Burlington, Vermont. Beckoned by the Rockies, she moved west to Colorado to immerse herself in outdoor recreation as a white-water rafting guide. Intrigued by the relationship between sport and psychology, Traci returned east to obtain her master’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland. Since then, she has worked on policy, strategic planning and coalition building to ensure that all people have the opportunity to experience, understand and steward our natural world. She joined EEAO’s board in 2007, spearheaded the No Oregon Child Left Inside Act in 2008 and oversaw the development of the The Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan: Toward a Sustainable Future in 2010. She worked on implementing the plan with partners across Oregon and beyond for a number of years to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in regular outdoor activity, examine complex community issues from multiple perspectives, and be prepared to address the challenges our future holds. She stepped down from EEAO’s board in 2014 is currently working as a consultant with focus on individual, social and environmental change for EEAO, the Center for Diversity and the Environment, and the North American Association for Environmental Education. Learn more about this project.

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  •    EEAO works to ensure everyone in Oregon has an opportunity to learn about the environment and society where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education.

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