​ALT Launches Education Program

Allegheny Land Trust has launched a new outdoor and environmental education initiative, and hired two staff members to manage the new education programs.

We welcome Jessica Kester and Julie Travaglini, both formerly of The Outdoor Classroom, to create additional educational opportunities, especially for school-aged children, at our conservation areas. The Outdoor Classroom, a 501c3 based in Upper St. Clair, decided to wind down their operations effective June 1st, opening an opportunity for ALT.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to attract two experienced, well-respected teachers as part of the land trust team,” said ALT President & CEO Chris Beichner. “For over two years, we have been exploring ways to increase outdoor and environmental education opportunities on our conservation areas. We are very pleased to have Jessie and Julie on our team as we look to educate current and future generations.”

The Education Department will develop new programs for children and adults and to be offered at various locations across the region. ALT intends to partner with municipalities, school districts, counties, non-profits and others to provide far-reaching access to the programming.

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