Stephanie Bohr, M.Ed.

Department

Learning

Focus

Community Innovation and Collaboration

Title

Director

Education

M.S. – Science Education, North Carolina State University
B.S. – Zoology, North Carolina State University

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Areas of Expertise

  • Community engagement
  • Teen programs and experiences
  • Program evaluation and learning research
  • Access and inclusion for people with disabilities

About

Stephanie came to Lincoln Park Zoo in 2015 to establish and lead a new collaborative community engagement initiative for the zoo. She also provides direction and oversight for the development and implementation of the zoo’s teen experiences, as well as program evaluation for the Learning department.

Stephanie is passionate about connecting people to nature and one another by collaborating and innovating with communities who are too often excluded from conservation conversations and solutions. A common thread in the zoo’s teen and community initiatives is listening, supporting, and co-creating new experiences in which people explore how they think, feel, and act for nature as part of their lives.

Prior to Lincoln Park Zoo, Stephanie worked at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, where she created personalized science learning experiences for underserved communities, such as justice-involved youth, people with disabilities, seniors, and immigrant communities. In 2011, she moved to Chicago to work as coordinator of teen mentor programs at Shedd Aquarium. In 2012, she joined the new Learning Planning and Evaluation department at Shedd, leading the team’s efforts to understand learning outcomes and participants’ experiences, including development of an innovative process of evaluation capacity building for program staff.