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  • Animal Encounter Series
  • 'CT Trail Day' Hike in June

Director

Claire Tensa, a lifelong resident of Danbury, is Executive Director at the Discovery Center in Ridgefield. A recent college graduate, Claire earned her bachelor’s degree in history at Eastern Connecticut State University and served on the executive board of Eastern’s history club. She’s a lifelong Girl Scout and earned her Gold Award as a senior in high school. Claire loves being outside and has visited almost 200 units in the National Park system, including Yosemite and Acadia National Parks and Cape Cod National Seashore. She’s also a volunteer at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Ridgefield and Wilton, where she is a studio docent in the two Historic Artist Studios and the Vistor Center. Claire also played a role in planning the first Art In The Park Festival at Weir Farm. When she’s not thinking about a hike or planning a trip to a new National Park unit, Claire can be found on the ice.  She’s a longtime figure skater and is currently a trial judge for U.S. Figure Skating. She is also on the Board of Laurel Ridge Skating Club where she is Membership Chair and does social media work.

Claire’s vision for the Discovery Center is to help people enjoy and learn about nature, history and culture through different programs offered. For more information about programs, contact Claire at 203-788-6652.

 

 

Search:
Join Our Community:
Watch for these Programs:
  • Astronomy Series
  • Birding Series
  • More 'Ghosts' in October
  • Snowshoe events when it snows!
  • Animal Encounter Series
  • 'CT Trail Day' Hike in June