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Science Alliance Co-Coordinator
Raised on a grape farm in rural New York Heather has a lifelong interest in agriculture and science. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Syracuse University. Heather volunteers with the Cook County Forest Preserves at Trailside Museum, with the Oak Park Conservatory and as the Hatch Patch volunteer coordinator. At Hatch she brings science to the students when they visit the garden during harvest and again at planting time in the spring. She also brings enrichment activities into the classrooms when teachers request. She especially enjoys showing students how to be citizen scientists and has shown students the Journey North Monarch tagging project and tulip test garden project. Heather lives in Oak Park with her husband and two sons.