Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Division Chief, Retired
Janet Ady is the Chief of the Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships Division for the Bureau of Land Management’s National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships directorate. The division provides national level program support, training, and products for environmental education, interpretation, volunteer management, and partnership programs; leads the Junior Ranger initiative to connect people with nature; and coordinates the BLM youth and stewardship programs. Previously, she worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a national wildlife refuge in California, in the Alaska regional office, in the Washington, DC headquarters, and at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia as an environmental education and training specialist, the Chief of the NCTC Division of Education Outreach, and a Senior Advisor.
Janet received a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Planning and Interpretation, with an emphasis in Environmental Education, and elementary school and high school biology teaching credentials from Humboldt State University. She obtained a Master’s degree in Natural Science and Environmental Education from San Jose State University, in California, and a doctoral degree in Sustainability Education from Prescott College in Arizona, with a focus on engaging youth in conservation science.