Education

Hannah Wherry

Originally from Colorado, Hannah grew up with a passion for big cats and wildlife as well as education. She consistently pursued volunteer opportunities and internships involving animal advocacy and stewardship. Hannah attended Colorado State University, earning a BS in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology in 2016. She previously interned and volunteered for the Wild Animal Sanctuary and completed a Wildlife Research internship in South Africa.

Beginning as an animal care intern after graduation, Hannah soon found her voice and excitement for interpretation during the guided tours at the Refuge. After completing the animal care internship, she became the first education intern at Turpentine Creek, helping to spearhead the education department.

She has pursued many educational opportunities with online courses through Cornell University, Certified Interpretive Guide training through the National Association of Interpretation, as well as professional conferences and networking events. She was hired as a Wildlife Interpreter in June 2018 to aid in developing group programming, educational tours, off-site presentations, international volunteer programs, and educational opportunities at the Refuge.

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