Naturalists/Instructors at Ardenwood Historic Farm
Connecting people with nature has been a passion that has spanned Naturalist Nancy's years in the field of natural resource education and interpretation, which began in 1981. A degree in recreation and natural resource management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo was a springboard for work with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and currently EBRPD. She got her feet wet camping at the age of six months, and now loves camping, canoeing, backpacking, biking, hiking, alpine and Nordic skiing. A weekend is great when in addition to spending time outside with her dog, she can find "radio-time" to enjoy "Car Talk," "This American Life," and "A Prairie Home Companion."
Christina began working for the Park District in 1989 as a seasonal campground attendant. She joined the Ardenwood staff as a naturalist in 1996. Christina holds a B.A. in zoology from San Jose State University and has worked as an interpretive specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as a wildlife resource analyst for EBRPD. Chris coordinates Ardenwood's 150+ volunteers and enjoys leading birdwalks and hikes, making corn husk dolls, and experimenting with edible wild plants. Days off are spent banding birds for a local conservation group, planning her next camping trip to the desert, or gardening at home.
Address: Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont, CA 94555
Phone No.: (510) 544-2797