I fully appreciate the Buttonwood Park Zoo’s mission statement, because I am a life-long learner and explorer of the natural world. That began as a child spending countless hours in a natural history museum, a local nature center, and woods near my house. Because of family members and teachers who opened my eyes to nature and encouraged me to explore and share, I became a teacher and researcher at the university level. In my retirement, I am helping grow the education programs at the

Source: Your View: Education grows at Buttonwood Park Zoo