Michelle Donlan

Michelle is an Education and Training Specialist under the Visitor Services and Outreach Branch within the Division of Training. As a Course Leader, she develops and delivers training mostly within the topics of environmental education, visitor services and outreach, and citizen and community science. 

Prior to NCTC, she was a Park Ranger at Patuxent Research Refuge. She recently graduated with a Doctorate in Education through the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Her dissertation work was on science capital and identity to explore the gap between liking science and being a scientist among culturally and ethnically diverse populations. She focused on the factors of sustained meaningful nature experiences and the role of supportive mentors and adults in building science capital. 

Michelle Donlan, Ed.D.

Training & Education Specialist
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
National Conservation Training Center

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