Beth Heller

Beth Fetterley Heller, Senior Director of Education and Strategic Planning at the Urban Ecology Center has dedicated the past 15 of her 20 years in education to the growth of urban environmental and sustainable education opportunities for youth and adults in Milwaukee, WI.

Starting with a single classroom in a double-wide trailer, hosting 6000 students for nature-based field trips annually, her programs now run out of 3 branches, 2 state-of-the-art green buildings that provide learning opportunities for 150,000 people of all ages each year. While at the Urban Ecology Center, Beth received her MBA from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was awarded the 2009 Business Journal “40 under 40 Award” for community leadership in Milwaukee, 2008 Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Blanch Hornbeck Award for Nature Education and the 2004 Educator of the Year from Wisconsin’s Conservation Congress. Previous experience includes running Elderhostel programs, teaching high school biology and rehabilitating wildlife. Beth is an active volunteer, musician, sailor, bicycler, hiker, skier and life-long learner.

    • Location: Wisconsin, USA