Katie Larson, Education Manager at the Alliance for the Great Lakes
Katie Larson, Education Manager at the Alliance for the Great Lakes, works with educators around the Great Lakes region, including Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and Racine. As a former middle and high school special education teacher, Katie has a passion for empowering youth of all ages and abilities to learn about and connect with the unique places in their community through indoor and outdoor learning experiences. Katie has an M.S.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Outdoor/Environmental Education. In 2012, she developed the Great Lakes in My World 9-12 curriculum to supplement the Alliance’s existing Great Lakes in My World K-8 curriculum and Adopt-a-Beach shoreline field trip program. Katie previously worked at The Morton Arboretum as an environmental educator, in addition to teaching 6 years in public schools.