Education and Writings


Certified Teacher of Environmental Science – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Certified Teacher and School Librarian – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Trained Naturalist – Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education
Certified Master Home Gardener – Temple University
Restoration Leader – Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers
Pennsylvania Governor’s Institute for Environmental Educators

Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat – National Wildlife Foundation (my backyard, not me personally)


B. A. in Art History, Temple University

M.L.S. in Library and Information Science, Rutgers University

M.Ed. in Education, Arcadia University


Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators

National Association of Environmental Educators


I write primarily on natural history, native plants, gardening, environmental issues, and green living.

A Seasonal Gardener’s Handbook

The Grinnell Scientific Nature Journal 

Past Publications

Attracting Bumble Bees with Early Spring Blooming Plants – March 5, 2011

The Great Backyard Bird Count – text – February 19, 2011

Cottage Gardening and Native Plants – text and photos – February 19, 2011

WW Ogontz Making a Difference – January 2010
The Shuttle

Fresh Food at Good Prices – December 2009
West Oak Lane NORC newsletter