Sarah Navarro

…grew up in Michigan where her parents fostered her love of nature with frequent camping trips and
encouragement to explore the wildlife all around her (as long as she didn’t bring it inside!). Sarah earned
both her B.S. (1999) and M.S. (2001) in Zoology from Michigan State University. It was in graduate
school that she had her first exotic, educational opportunity, traveling to Kenya to study the ecology of
African wildlife. Experiencing such a hands-on, culturally and naturally immersive opportunity left her
forever changed and inspired to make a career out of facilitating connections between people, wildlife,
and wild places.
She joined the Education Department of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in 2001 and is now the
Senior Manager of School Programs. This position allows her to create opportunities for meaningful
nature-based experiences for school groups both on and off-grounds and work closely with the
Education Department's animal ambassadors. The Cincinnati Zoo’s partnership with Earth Expeditions
has also allowed her the opportunity to instruct AIP courses at the Cincinnati Zoo and GFP courses in
Belize and Namibia throughout the years.
Sarah is also a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and Certified Educator with National Geographic, a Certified
Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation, and a Certified Interpreter
through the National Network of Oceanic and Climate Change Interpreters.
When she is not teaching or training human and non-human animals, she is playing in and exploring
nature with her husband and children.