Ethan Regan will combine his passion for education with his love for the outdoors as he begins his new career as a conservation educator at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
A press release says Regan has served the past six years as a 7th grade science teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Jefferson City. His past experience includes working as a science and algebra teacher at Trinity Lutheran School, tutoring chemistry and environmental and life sciences. In 2013, Regan joined MDC as a nature center volunteer at the Runge Nature Center. During his eight-year tenure, he surpassed over 1,000 volunteer hours and was named 2015 Volunteer of the Year.
Starting June 1, Regan will work with schools and educators in Saline, Howard, Cooper, Callaway, Audrain and Montgomery counties.
Regan said: “It is an honor to join the MDC team. I am excited to continue the legacy of those who came before me and help maintain Missouri’s wonderful outdoor spaces through education in various ways.
In her new position, Regan will offer teachers the opportunity to work with MDC’s Discover Nature Schools (DNS) program. DNS is a statewide conservation-based education program that integrates outdoor learning into a variety of school subjects. The DNS emphasizes hands-on learning, teaches problem solving, and provides teachers with innovative, outdoor-based options to add variety to their programs. More information about the DNS program can be found athttps://education.mdc.mo.gov/>.
Regan will also help coordinate training courses and hunter certification for its six counties. It will also promote the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) to schools in its counties.
Regan will be based at MDC’s central regional office in Columbia and can be reached at (573) 815-7901, ext. 2866 or [email protected]
PHOTO: MDC welcomes Ethan Regan as the new Conservation Educator in Central Region. Pictured is Ethan with his wife, Erin, and their son, Braydin. He will take up his new duties on June 1. (Photo courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation)