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.”