Assistant Director of Education and Leaf Pack Network® Administrator
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970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311
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Interests and Expertise
Trained as an aquatic scientist, Tara Muenz’s interests and experiences spread wide, with a passion for all life on earth including science communication, conservation education, community science, streamside forests, landscape design, nature therapy, and creating meaningful experiences (fostering awareness, appreciation, and action) that bring people closer in a reverent relationship with the planet. She has devoted decades to traveling worldwide, assisting individuals and communities in connecting, sustaining, and understanding the planet’s resources on the physical and soul levels. Muenz practices a “less is best” way of life, often seeking the beautiful stillness of the natural world as her greatest source of joy.
- M.S., conservation ecology and sustainable development, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
- B.A., zoology, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio.
- Assistant director of education, Stroud Water Research Center, 2015–present.
- Leaf Pack Network administrator, 2014–present.
- Education program manager, Stroud Water Research Center, 2014–2015.
- State coordinator, Georgia Adopt-a-Stream, Atlanta, Georgia, 2009–2014.
- Lead research technician, Aquatic Biology Laboratory, Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, Georgia, 2004–2009.
- Graduate research assistant, University of Georgia/Jones Ecological Research Center, Athens, Georgia, 2000–2004.
A digital mayfly swarm is emerging
Aquatic macroinvertebrate identification trainings for volunteers: results of a national materials and practices inventory survey
Spider fauna of three geographically isolated wetland types in southwestern Georgia
Alabama Water Watch and Georgia Adopt-A-Stream partner with the U.S. Forest Service to monitor and protect watersheds in the Escambia Experimental Forest
Diet and abundance of the southern two-lined salamander (Eurycea cirrigera) in an agricultural area, southwest Georgia
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Celebrate Living Schoolyards Month
Watershed Education Mobile Lab Advances Environmental Literacy
Water Protectors: Celebrating the Seneca Nation’s Efforts to Strengthen the Next Generation of Freshwater Stewards
Lenape Community Scientists Restore Their Ancestral Watershed
Watershed on Wheels Makes a Splash at World Water Day Event
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund Supports Stroud Center Fishing and Boating Programs