Meet Our Trainers

We have over 400 educators in our Trainers Network. Here is a sampling of some of the volunteer trainers you may meet at a workshop.

Featured Trainer

Terri Clark

In 2002, Terri Clark attended her first PopEd training session, in search of additional materials to use in the teacher workshops she facilitates at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Ten years and over 50 workshops later, Terri has become one of PopEd’s most active Trainers. The PopEd materials were a natural fit for Terri’s workshops at the zoo: “There is a natural connection between animals and human population. Loss of habitat due to an increase in population is one of the main reasons for the decline of many species.”

Terri’s favorite activity is “Who Polluted the River?” which helps students recognize the ways in which  everyday activities pollute local water sources. As she expresses: “It allows me the opportunity to discuss Florida’s limited water supplies and how we will be drinking the St. Johns River as our ‘back up’ plan when/if the aquifer runs dry….. Sharing ways we can all help to limit our pollutants brings it all home for the participants.”

Some of our other trainers

Jerry Zinner

Dr. Jerry Zinner became a PopEd Trainer in 2011 after hosting a workshop in his class and discovering the program. He has since completed over 20 Population Education workshops. Jerry is an adjunct professor in the Watson School of Education at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Terri Clark

In 2002, Terri Clark attended her first PopEd training session, in search of additional materials to use in the teacher workshops she facilitates at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Ten years and over 50 workshops later, Terri has become one of PopEd’s most active Trainers.

Dr. J. Padgett Kelly

With twelve years as a Trainer and over 90 workshops under his belt, Dr. J. Padgett Kelly has been an excellent resource for the PopEd Trainer’s Network. Padgett was first inspired to become a Trainer after hosting a workshop in his Biology class at Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr. Marilyn Lisowski

Dr. Marilyn Lisowski has been a Professor of Environmental Education at Eastern Illinois University since 1987, and previously taught both high school Biology and elementary school.