Ron Smith is a science educator, naturalist and community science project leader from Merchantville, NJ. With over 25 years of Project, Place and Problem Based Learning experience, Ron leads Community Science adventures for children and adults alike. Collaborating with various conservation organizations and scientists from universities and state agencies, Ron has initiated community science projects ranging from Horseshoe Crab Rescues to Frog Surveys. 

Lily Smith is an artist studying at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. As an art therapy major, Lily has engaged in various disciplines from painting to photography. She has applied her creative talents to conservation projects with emphasis on migratory birds, climate change, and ecosystem services and has assisted with art education projects for National Audubon’s Family Camp in Maine and various community science youth projects.

Karen Acton is an educator, artist, and nature conservationist. She has intentionally embraced the beauty of what happens when art meets environmental science. Karen is passionate about calling on curiosity and awareness as the essentials for cultivating individual as well as community experiences in the never-ending quest for an intimate understanding of the wonders of nature.

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