Melissa Harding

 is a Science Education Specialist at Phipps, creating and teaching school field trip programs, seasonal camps and related programming in the Science Education and Research department. She is also the department’s online outreach coordinator; she writes and edits the Phipps Science Education and Research blog. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from West Virginia Wesleyan College and has been working in the field of environmental education for 8 years. She is a member of the North American Association for Environmental Education, Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators, American Alliance of Museums, and the American Public Gardens Association.

Melissa is currently the Southwest Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators and a mentor for PAEE’s Environmental Education Certification Program. She has also served on the North American Association of Environmental Education’s E-STEM Blue Ribbon panel, helping to determine commonalities and priorities across the most successful and innovative STEM programs incorporating environmental education.

Before coming to Phipps, Melissa spent four years as the Regional Outdoor Recreation Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, facilitating urban youth outreach and education through recreation programming. She has also taught for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, the Outdoor Classroom and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

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The above photo was taken by Christie Lawry.


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