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Joy Tally
Joy Tally
Joy Tally
Education Program Specialist
Joy's duties include planning and coordinating educational programs for elementary and secondary students and interpreting the Reserve's natural features for visitors to South Slough and at events in local communities.
 
South Slough is an ideal place to do environmental education, Joy said.  "I enjoy teaching in, around and on the water in a beautiful place."

Background and Experience
Joy earned a master's degree in Education from Western Washington University and a certificate in non-profit administration and leadership from the North Cascades Institute.  She attended Trinity College, Washington, D.C., where she earned a master of arts (teaching) in Elementary Education in 1999 and a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science in 1998.
 
In the spring of 2006, Joy completed a year-long professional residency at the North Cascades Institute in Washington state, focusing on environmental education.  "I helped to open and operate a brand new residental environmental learning center.  I taught in Seattle at the Pacific Science Center and I spent two years with AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps."