Roaring Fork Conservancy is pleased to welcome Christina Medved as its Watershed Education Director. Christina steps in for out-going Watershed Education Director Tim O’Keefe who worked with Roaring Fork Conservancy for 12 years. Christina will start in late February.
Christina calls Cleveland, Ohio, her hometown and the infamous Cuyahoga River her home watershed. After graduating from Ashland University, in Ashland, Ohio, with a B.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Biology and a minor in Public Communication, she was a Field-Instructor at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Akron, Ohio. For the last 13 years she’s been the Education Programs Manager and Leaf Pack Network® Administrator at Stroud Water Research Center near Philadelphia, PA. It was during her time at the Stroud Center that she completed a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from West Chester University in West Chester, PA.
Christina’s career has focused on watersheds and stream ecology. She particularly enjoys making complex scientific information accessible and applicable to the non-scientist. Her experience ranges from teaching field-based, boots-in-the water stream studies to students in the 4th grade all the way to retirement age; training citizen volunteers on how to monitor their streams; and coordinating two watershed treks which gave high school students a full-immersion experience in tracing the drinking water supply of New York City and Wilmington, DE. Throughout her time at the Stroud Center she presented stream ecology and Leaf Pack Experiment workshops across the United States as well as in villages of Costa Rica and Peru.
Christina brings a wealth of experience and talent to Roaring Fork Conservancy’s staff. As Watershed Education Director she will oversee the organizations programming with schools, adults, families and the public as it works to inspire people to explore, value and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed. More information on Roaring Fork Conservancy and its watershed education program is available at www.roaringfork.org.