Arianna Alexsandra Grindrod holds an MS in Environmental Administration from Antioch New England Graduate School and is a hard-working, self-motivated individual with a background in environmental education and administration, and a strong and steady track record of educational excellence. As an educator with over twenty years of experience in environmental and community education, Arianna has proven to be an engaging and motivating speaker, inspiring and creating opportunities for her participants to connect with nature and a sense of place.
She served as the Education Director at the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) based in Greenfield, Massachusetts for 3½ years where she managed teacher training workshops, special projects, fundraising efforts, and the marketing of NESEA’s education programming throughout its 10-state district. Prior to her work at NESEA, Arianna served as the Education Coordinator at the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center (BEEC) in Brattleboro, VT where she managed BEEC’s school and camp programs. Additionally she served as the Acting Executive Director for several months. For several years prior BEEC, she ran her own business, contracting with numerous environmental education centers, businesses, and schools throughout New England to design and facilitate natural science/natural history, sustainable living, and community building programs.
Currently Arianna is serving as the NEEEA Co-Chair for the 45th annual New England Environmental Education Alliance Conference taking place October 21-23, 2011 at the Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA. Arianna also volunteers for her husband’s business Earthwork Programs as a Naturalist Educator and Development Counselor.
Hi Arianna! Warm welcome to C&NN Connect. I'm glad you found us and hope you make yourself at home in discussions and groups. Your background is wonderful and I know you'll enjoy it here. Our Natural Teachers Network will probably interest you, among others. I hope you'll share your activities, ideas and photos with us and find this a rich source of resources. For any questions about the network, see our FAQ page. Hope to see you here again soon.