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Anne Lucas

For the past 28 years Anne has been an elementary education teacher and at the same time raised 2 children, finished her MS degree in Elementary Education, and completed her Building Administrator License.  She has taught all grades K-6 and all subject areas at each level. Each year during her teaching tenure, Anne has been involved in many committees either as a participant or as a leader, including textbook adoption committees, PL221, School improvement, Kiwanis and Kiwanis-Kids, outdoor property management teaching all children in her school how to plant trees, and as a substitute principal.

Anne has belonged to professional education organizations such as Phi Delta Kappa and ASCD.  She also belongs to Audubon Society, National Parks and Recreation Association, World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Federation, and National Geographic.

Since August of 2010, Anne has been an employee of Indiana University at Bradford Woods as the Director of Environmental Education.  In this capacity she works with schools to find ways to keep older patrons returning year after year, and enticing new participants to attend.  She works with 14 professional outdoor instructors to help and encourage them to be excellent role models and good environmental stewards, and helps provide a good learning environment for the children who visit Bradford Woods each year.  Anne also works with a team of 2 outdoor education specialists who plan events for the schools when they visit.  Anne’s passion is that all children become good environmental stewards and as adults, protect and preserve our fragile natural environment.