Jeramie Strickland

Jeramie is the Manager of Education and Community Outreach at Openlands. Jeramie is responsible for managing education and outreach projects/programs that are associated with Openlands Community Conservation programs, including programs affiliated with teachers and students from more than 70 schools. He is passionate about developing programs that engage communities from diverse backgrounds to help them appreciate green spaces, nature, and conservation. Prior to joining the Openlands family, he served as a Wildlife Biologist for 10 years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a National Wildlife Refuge conserving wildlife, enhancing critical habitats, and coordinating environmental education and outreach programs, dating back while he was pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Iowa State University. Jeramie is proud to be a previous recipient of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Regional Director’s Outreach Award (2017); inducted into the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center’s Mentoring Hall of Fame (2015); and received the Wildlife Society’s Prestigious Annual Diversity Award (2014).

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