Brenna Crothers has joined the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust team as our new Education Coordinator. A Mount Desert Island native and South Portland resident, she is so excited to begin working with the next generation of stewards through CELT’s long standing education work with the Cape Elizabeth School system.
Brenna’s family has been heavily involved in land conservation, and is the third generation to work in conservation. Brenna earned her BA in Arts Education from Wheaton College and followed with a Masters in Education from Tufts University. Following school she taught for a few years as an Arts Educator at Heronfield Academy in NH. Brenna began working for Great Works Regional Land Trust in 2016 as the Outreach and Education Coordinator. It was in this work that she discovered she was able to combine many of her passions together, working in the outdoors and sharing her love for the natural world with the next generation. Brenna started GWRLT’s first education program with the goal of connecting teachers to GWRLT lands and to facilitate learning in the field. She believes that working with students in the field is essential because it not only fosters a sense of place, compassion and love for the outdoors but it creates diverse learning opportunities.
She enjoys running, crafting, hiking, cross country skiing, stand-up paddle boarding the Spurwink river, and exploring the CELT trail systems with her daughter and dog.
Brenna is looking forward to getting to know the CELT community. Brenna’s position is hybrid, she will be at the office Mondays as well as most Tuesdays and Thursdays around her programming schedule firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome aboard!