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WRWA Welcomes New Education Director

The Watershed Alliance welcomes Kim Botelho as our new Education Director. Ms. Botelho joins the organization with a wealth of knowledge and over 25 years of experience in environmental and science education.

Most recently, Kim served as Director of Education for the Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association where she built an award-winning, year-round education program. Her career includes leadership roles at the Norman Bird Sanctuary and the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve where she was instrumental in the establishment of the Narragansett Bay Watershed Coastal Training Program. Kim has also served on multiple state environmental education boards, as a state representative for the North American Association of Environmental Education, and is a current board member of the New England Environmental Education Alliance.

“Having ties to both RI and MA, I’m really excited to expand the reach of WRWA’s efforts throughout the watershed” declared Ms. Botelho. “I believe you can get people excited about nature through a wide variety of lenses and I hope to bring some creative programming to the organization.” In her free time, Kim enjoys hiking, photography, drumming, and is an avid boogie boarder during the summer.

Quote from Executive Director Deborah Weaver, “We are thrilled to bring Kim into the Alliance as our new Education Director. Her colleagues have been very enthusiastic about her dedication, creativity and ability to complete new initiatives and outreach efforts. We anticipate many new and meaningful programs and collaborations that Kim will spearhead!”



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