Ann Murray has joined the Discovery Center as the Executive Director. She comes to The Discovery Center from New York, where she was Director of Education for the Nature Museum of the Hudson Highlands. In New York, she created, developed and taught environmental and cultural programs for schools and the public.
An environmental educator and naturalist with a B.S. from Cornell University and a M.S. from Stony Brook University, Ann has worked at Cornell Cooperative Extension as the Environmental Sciences Program Manager, and at Volunteers for Wildlife, Inc. as the Director of Education.
"I am pleased to be part of the exciting and important work of The Discovery Center," Ms. Murray said. "The Discovery Center is unique in that it is a center without walls, meaning we have no building. This allows us to run programs in varied locations, diverse facilities, public open spaces, and private lands, and makes our programs flexible and innovative."
Ann lives in West Redding with her husband, Michael, who is the Farm Manager at New Pond Farm. An active member of the community, she has provided emergency response training for pets, livestock and wildlife to several local CERT teams.