Teaching & Learning

Tara Ward, Education Coordinator & Program Quality Coach

Tara's background is varied, with skills in organizational development, fundraising, organizing, and her passion, science and environmental education. Tara grew up in California, France, and Minnesota, worked for eleven years at the nonprofit Ecology Center in Ann Arbor and has developed curriculum from Traverse City for the past ten years. She has a BS in Biology and Biophysical Environmental Studies from Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, and an MS in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, with emphasis in Environmental Education and Advocacy. Her hobbies are birdwatching, botanizing, and her wonderful children.