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Deirdre Wise, Conservation Educator

Deirdre Wise, Conservation Educator

Deirdre Wise is Soil and Water’s new Conservation Educator. She is originally from Licking county and grew up in a family that loves the outdoors. As a child she often went on camping and hiking trips with her family and currently loves to get outdoors to hike and kayak whenever she can.

After completing a BS degree in Early Childhood Education at Ohio University, Deirdre taught second and third grade in the Licking Heights Local School district for two years and then taught in the Pickerington Local School District for one year. After deciding to go back to school, Deirdre earned a BS in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University. Most recently she was a Natural Resource Education Specialist for the City of Columbus’ Recreation and Parks Department.

Deirdre will be providing assistance in conservation education to the school districts within Licking County by going into classrooms to teach conservation lessons and teaching workshops for teachers. She will also be helping to educate the public on conservation topics during various events within the county throughout the year.

Contact her at 740-670-5333 or