A Yes! Science! profile video on Rachael Robinson, Director of Education at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden.
Rachael Robinson recently relocated to Oklahoma City from Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked for more than eight years with Zoo Atlanta as manager and then director of public education programs. Robinson credits the support of her parents and the careers of female scientists such as Dr. Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey as her inspiration to pursue a career in conservation education. During college, Robinson started conducting educational tours of the Zoology department’s museum and volunteering at a local nature center. Through those experiences, she learned that her passion was more directed to teaching and inspiring others to love animals and nature.
Robinson received a Bachelor of Arts in zoology and environmental studies from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in environmental education from Lesley University, Audubon Expedition Institute, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Robinson is a regular Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) conference presenter; a Co-Chair of AZA’s Volunteer Management Committee; and a certified interpretive guide and certified interpretive trainer through the National Association for Interpretation.
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