Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, TRC 173
Baltimore, MD 21250
Ecology Education Program Leader since 2008. Works to enrich opportunities for Baltimore youth to learn about urban ecology inside and outside the classroom. Also trains teachers to integrate inquiry based ecology lessons into their curriculum. Prior to joining BES, Bess worked as an environmental consultant designing ecological restorations and performing a variety of environmental assessments. She also worked for an outdoor science school in southern California where she taught middle school students.