Kate Bodey is completing her Masters in Science with a concentration in Natural Science Education, and Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. Kate spent the last year in the The Teton Science Schools Graduate Program guiding students from 1st to 12th grade through the process of scientific inquiry with nature as the true teacher. Working with a variety of diverse students around the world has lead Kate to conduct her Masters non-thesis research on “Increasing Access of Residential Environmental Education Programs for Multicultural Urban Youth”. Prior to teaching, Kate has worked, studied and traveled in various ecosystems around the world. She has climbed trees studying macaws in the Peruvian Amazon, identified new ranges of fish species in the Andaman Sea and Florida Keys, and assisted with the largest scale Mycoforesty project on Cortes Island, Canada. Kate received her undergraduate degree in Biology from The Evergreen State College (’02). In addition to sharing her love of the natural world with people of all ages and backgrounds, Kate is passionate about ethnobotany, alternative forms of health and healing, and massage therapy. Kate would like to someday create an environmental education center with a community school, graduate program, residential programs and teacher learning center. Kate is thankful for the opportunity to work with and learn from experts in the environment and natural resources field while working as an ENR graduate assistant for both undergraduate and graduate courses.