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Park Educators

Meet the Educators

Our educators are the faces of Hudson River Park. You can typically find them in the Park leading field trips and public programs with a smile.  They creatively leverage the Park and River as teaching tools to help New Yorkers learn about our urban environment.  Our educators’ training and experiences help them effectively meet student needs and increase awareness and stewardship. Meet them for yourself and say hi when you see them in the Park!

 

Carrie Roble, Director of Environmental Education and Stewardship
 

Relevant Accomplishments:

  • BA in Environmental Studies, Biology and Africana Studies from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
  • MS in Aquatic Science and Environmental Justice from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Boat captain
  • Field biology experience in The Bay of Fundy, Maine, Isle Royale, The Great Lakes and Western Australia
  • Facilitator in Project Wet, Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing up WILD curriculums
    Kelly, M., Little, S., Phelps, K., Roble, C., & Zint, M. (2012). Watershed Outreach Professionals’ Behavior Change Practices, Challenges, and Needs. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 11, 35-52.

Favorite Place in Hudson River Park: On a stand up paddle board in the River

Scientist Role Model: Eugenie Clark (AKA The Shark Lady) 

 

Tina Walsh, Assistant Director of Environmental Education
 

Relevant Accomplishments:

  • BS in biology & chemistry from St. John’s University, Queens, NYC
  • Past educator experiences at NYC DEC, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, and Beczak Environmental Education Center
  • Student Conservation Association Alumni Counsel Leader
  •  Facilitator in Project Wet, Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing up WILD curriculums

Favorite Place in Hudson River Park: Tribeca boardwalk

Scientist Role Model: Marie Curie

Anna KoskolEnvironmental Educator
 

Relevant Accomplishments:

  • BA in Psychology with concentration in Dance, Movement and Somatic Studies at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • Supervisor at Journeys Adolescent Residential Treatment Center, Dover, DE
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR and AED for Infants, Children and Adults
  • Certified School-Age Site Assistant by Delaware Department of Education

Favorite Place in Hudson River Park: The Park’s floating docks

Scientist Role Model: Youth who are inspired by nature

Siddhartha HayesEnvironmental Educator, Student Conservation Association Member
 

Relevant Accomplishments:

  • BA in Biology from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Vernal pool macroinvertebrate biodiversity survey for Vassar College Biology Department.
  • Valedictorian of Rondout Valley High School, Class of 2010 
  • Wilderness First Aid Certified
  • Trained in Project Wet, Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing up WILD curriculums

Favorite Place in Hudson River Park: The dog runs

Scientist Role Model: Steve Irwin

 

 

Sally FengEnvironmental Educator, Student Conservation Association Member
 

Relevant Accomplishments:

  • BS with Distinction in Integrative Biology from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • Fulbright Research Scholar on coral reef restoration in Bolinao, Pangasinan, Philippines
  • Wilderness First Aid Certified
  • Trained in Project Wet, Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Aquatic WILD, Growing up WILD curriculums 
  • Feng, S. McGhee, K.E., & Bell, A.M. (2015). Effect of maternal predator exposure on the ability of stickleback offspring to generalize a learned colour-reward association. Animal Behaviour, 107, 61-69.

Favorite Place in Hudson River Park: In the fish tank

Scientist Role Model: Carol Augspurger (Professor at University of Illinois)

 

Russell Borenstein-BurdEnvironmental Educator, Student Conservation Association Member
 

Relevant Accomplishments:

  • BA in psychology from Cornell College, Mt Vernon, IA
  • Past education experience as an Americorps VISTA at Rising Tide Capital
  • Received the Department of Psychology Service Award, 2012, Cornell College

Favorite Place in Hudson River Park: Pier 63

Scientist Role Model: Carl Sagan