Claire Adams recently joined the New Hampshire Audubon education team in a brand-new role as Camp Administrator – Environmental Educator. Hailing from central New York, Claire earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental biology from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Professional Science in sustainable natural resource management from Unity College. In addition to her degrees, she has several years of teaching experience in Michigan, Kentucky, Oregon, New York, Minnesota, Maine, and served a yearlong Student Conservation Association and AmeriCorps term at Bear Brook State Park in 2018!
Claire returned to New Hampshire during the summer of 2023 to work as the Lead Naturalist at NH Audubon’s Paradise Point Nature Center. Claire’s new title gives her responsibility over the entirety of our beloved nature camps – Friends of the Eagle Camp at Concord’s McLane Center, and Camp Wildside at Auburn’s Massabesic Center. Claire will serve as Director for both camps in winter, spring, and summer, overseeing the on-site Assistant Camp Directors and the rest of our camp staff. This role will allow Claire to engage with you, our camp families and campers, all year! She is also looking forward to spending the “off-season” in Manchester classrooms and leading field trips at the Massabesic Center.
Getting more kids outside and sparking their curiosity in the wonders of the natural world are what draws Claire to environmental education. She grew up spending countless hours playing in and exploring the outdoors which instilled a strong sense of responsibility in conserving nature. She hopes to provide similar experiences through place-based, interactive school programs and summer camps that will help inspire the next generation of Earth stewards.
We’re thrilled to have Claire on the New Hampshire Audubon team!