Stephen Streufert
Pacific Northwest Director | Vice President of Education

"Now, perhaps more than ever, NatureBridge and other organizations that provide powerful outdoor experiences have a responsibility to leverage these learnings into solutions for some of the most challenging problems of today, NatureBridge's nearly 40 years of teaching in nature can ultimately be an important voice in critical conversations about science education and literacy, about methodologies and curriculum for teachers and schools, and for the important questions about climate change and sustainability."

Stephen Streufert joined NatureBridge in 2011 as Pacific Northwest Director, where he will build on the rich heritage of programs at this stunning campus nestled on the edge of Lake Crescent.

Stephen joined NatureBridge just as the demolition and removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams began. This historic moment opened the door for new and expanded environmental education opportunities along the Elwha River, and set the wheels in motion for Stephen to incorporate new hands-on technology practices for science education and literacy.

Prior to his position at NatureBridge, Stephen was the executive director at Salish Sea Expeditions, a nonprofit that provides opportunities for students to design and conduct scientific research from the decks of a 61-foot sailing vessel on Puget Sound. His strong leadership and vision led to a successful two-fold growth in student numbers, the region's premier student environmental science symposium, and the organization's first federal grant.

Stephen holds a Bachelor's degree in biology from Luther College in Iowa and an Master's in education leadership from Minnesota State University.

Contact Stephen at sstreufert@naturebridge.org or 206-382-6212 ext 19.

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