Meghan Valerio

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR

Meghan grew up in South Africa where she fell in love with all things nature. This passion for the environment, coupled with her enthusiasm for learning, led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology, Ecology, and Evolution at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. During the course of her undergraduate career, Meghan discovered her drive to educate others about the natural world. This directed her to become an environmental educator in a coastal town in South Africa. Additionally, she went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Marine Biology, focusing on some of the effects humans have on coral reefs.

After making Augusta her new home, Meghan discovered a whole new natural world. She spent a year as a Middle School Science and Biology teacher, but was drawn back to her love for environmental education while visiting Phinizy Swamp. She now shares her passion for the environment  with all the students at Phinizy.