Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Roles at NAAEE:ee360 Fellow
Tracy Hart is a Wildlife Ecologist who facilitates community involvement in science and conservation, including the Annual Maine Loon Count, the Forestry for Maine Birds Song Meter Project, and the Fish Lead Free Initiative. Tracy is passionate about promoting nature literacy, community science, and conservation. Early in her career, she coordinated place-based environmental education programs that empowered schools in the mid-Atlantic region to protect local aquatic resources. Building on early experiences, she has worked with a variety of organizations to promote environmental problem-solving and experiential learning opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Tracy holds an M.S. in Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Biology from Brown University. Tracy is thankful for the support she has received through scholarships and awards that has made her career and adventures possible. She is also eternally grateful for her childhood on the coast of Maine and Nova Scotia. Tracy loves adventuring with her family, traveling, paddling, hiking, gardening, and writing.
About Tracy‘s ee360 Community Action Project
Tracy was thrilled to join the ee360 Fellowship to help her re-enter the environmental education realm after more than a decade working in applied conservation and natural resource protection. She began the Fellowship as an independent consultant and an affiliate of the MERITO Foundation, a nonprofit based in Ventura, California dedicated to protecting the ocean by facilitating education, conservation, and scientific research opportunities for multicultural youth and their communities. Tracy assisted the MERITO Foundation in a variety of capacities including grant writing, student field programs, and graphic design. Since moving to Maine in early 2019 and beginning work at Maine Audubon, the focus of Tracy’s project has shifted to transitioning over a thousand community science volunteers involved in the Maine Loon Project to the use of an online data portal.