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Urban Conservation Educator II
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Alison manages the Calumet Environmental Education Program (CEEP) for The Field Museum's division of Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo). Alison and the CEEP team work with 130 teachers to engage over 3,000 4th-12th students in the Calumet region annually. By working in partnership with schools, non-profit organizations, and land-owning agencies, CEEP uses a place-based education model to get teachers and students excited about nature in their own back yard as well as active on local urban conservation issues.  Prior to her current position, Alison coordinated The Field Museum's high school summer program, the Ford Environmental Leadership Internship, and the Mighty Acorns program for 4th through 6th grade Chicago Public School students. She has a M.A. in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul University and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Loyola University Chicago.