Conservation Education Curator
Little Rock Zoo
With more than 15 years in the field of education and conservation programming, Brian has been a leader in the development of innovative and impactful ideas. Having spent most of his career in zoos and botanical gardens, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Brian has worked to further STEM education for youth and adults. His work has included the founding of two project-based learning academies for high school students, drastic expansion of STEM-based out of school programming and the creation of unique partnerships reaching entire grade levels across some of the largest school districts in the states that he has called home. Currently, Brian's work at the Little Rock Zoo focuses on the development of programming that pairs STEM and conservation initiatives with the goal of encouraging youth to explore new career paths while learning job skills and gaining an appreciation for nature. Brian is also an active board member with the Arkansas STEM Coalition, Create Little Rock (the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce's young professionals group) and is the education advisor for the Association of Zoo's and Aquariums' Orangutan Species Survival Plan.