Grants Program Administrator
Anita Forester has always loved being outdoors. With a degree in Secondary Science and Mathematics Education from Florida State University, she taught middle school science in Englewood, Florida. Her passion for environmental education led to the job of rebuilding, managing, and teaching for eight years at the Outdoor Classroom and Environmental Learning Lab in DeSoto County, Florida after it was destroyed by Hurricane Charley. She continued to express her love for wildlife education while working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as the Project WILD state coordinator. In 2014 she earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from the University of South Florida. Anita enjoys playing guitar and has written songs about animals and the wild landscape.