Jaime Gonzalez

Roles at NAAEE:

Board

Jaime González is the Community Conservation Director at Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) as well as the Vice President and Co-founder of the Coastal Prairie Partnership (CPP) in Houston, Texas. Jaime leads strategic community outreach efforts on behalf of KPC to further its educational and ecological restoration goals, engaging local and regional communities by serving as a keynote speaker, panelist, and subject matter expert for media interviews on topics such as prairie conservation, ecological restoration, science education, and more. He creates, delivers, and manages a variety of educational programs for a diversity of audiences through seasonal youth camps, public tours, and volunteer and service learning opportunities. Jaime co-founded Intersections, an interdisciplinary conference focused on creating a greener, healthier, and more culturally aware Houston. He also spearheaded the creation of Here in Houston, a multiagency regional environmental education resource and the first of its kind.

At the Coastal Prairie Partnership, Jaime brings together NGOs, government agencies, and private citizens through collaborative education and visioning processes, leading and managing six annual conferences and maintaining the CPP website and social media presence, which he designed and built. Jaime also co-authored the Coastal Prairie Plant Growers’ Handbook to support citizen restoration projects. Prior to his current positions, Jaime was an instructor at the University of Houston for an environmental education course, a Boy Scout instructor at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the educational programs manager at the Kids’ Environmental Education Project in Houston, and a naturalist at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. Jaime holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction in Science Education, and a BS in Biology, both from the University of Houston. Jaime also holds a Certificate in Environmental Communications from the Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke University.