Jeanette M. Henderson


Jeanette Henderson

Education

  • BS in biology, Calvin College, 2002

Certifications in: Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Project Wet, Growing Up WILD, Flying WILD, Aquatic WILD, Leopold Education Project

Professional Experience
Prior to returning to Calvin, Jeanette worked as the Program Coordinator for the Michigan Audubon Society. She has also worked as an environmental educator for the University of Georgia Marine Education Center and Aquarium in Savannah, GA and as a park naturalist for several of Michigan’s state parks including Tawas Point and Charles Mears State Parks. At Calvin, Jeanette is responsible for the day to day oversight of the Ecosystem Preserve's environmental educational programs, Bunker Interpretive Center, and the preserve.

Biography

Outside of Calvin, Jeanette enjoys gardening, cooking for family and friends, knitting, and traveling.

Professional experience

Jeanette is responsible for the day to day management of the Ecosystem Preserve & Bunker Interpretive Center. She oversees all aspects of the education and outreach programs here, including developing interpretive curriculum, displays and programs, hiring and training Calvin students in environmental education/interpretation techniques, and teaching programs for ages Pre-K through adult. Additional responsibilities include collaborating with academic departments across the college, and building and maintaining partnerships with other environmental community partners.

Jeanette's previous work experience includes working at the state level for Michigan Audubon directing and coordinating programs, as a summer naturalist for Michigan State Parks, and as a marine educator for the University of Georgia's Marine Education Center and Aquarium in Savannah, Georgia.

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Professional associations

National Association of Interpretation, Association of Nature Center Administrators, West Michigan Cluster of the Stewardship Network

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