Senior Director for Education and Integrated Marketing
South Central Regional Center
Carey Stanton is Senior Director for Education and Integrated Marketing at National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Carey oversees the development of national partnerships, campaigns, media and film projects and is responsible for extensive fundraising to enhance NWF's mission-driven work. She has 15 years of experience designing and implementing social action and award-winning curricula and training programs for NWF and state agencies. For example, Carey was the principal curriculum developer, advisor and faculty for the launch of the Honorable Al Gore's Climate Project in the United States and Australia which trained more than 1,000 volunteers to give his presentation, the basis for An Inconvenient Truth, to over two million people.
Carey has developed partnerships within the entertainment industry to advance NWF's conservation mission, including Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Walden Media, Participant Media, Roadside Attractions, PBS, Disney and Discovery. She oversees the creation of social action, community events, curricula and media campaigns in conjunction with films: HOOT, Narnia: Prince Caspian, An Inconvenient Truth, Nim’s Island, An Arctic Tale, Battle for Terra, Shorts, Where The Wild Things Are, Furry Vengeance, Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, Yogi Bear, and (2011) Born to be Wild, Happy Feet 2, and Dolphin Tale. She also writes and produces featurettes and public service announcements to engage a wider range of constituents through social media, most recently a series of award-winning PSAs for NWF’s Campus Chill Out! Competition which aired on Discovery’s Planet Green and Go Green Tube and the Chill Out! award webcast that was nominated for an Imagen Award as “Best National Informational Programming” for the positive portrayal of Latinos and Latino culture in the entertainment industry.
Carey has been recognized for her role in the creation of NWF’s model leadership development program for urban and minority youth, Earth Tomorrow, by the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Forest Service, and honored for curriculum development by the Association of Education Publishers for The Cost of Cool. She guest lectures for universities and community colleges on environmental education and human dimensions and presents at international, national and regional conferences. Carey has been featured and written articles in many local and national publications, including Nature magazine, Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, the San Francisco Chronicle, and National Wildlife magazine. She has appeared on National Public Radio and several video projects for NWF and partners. Carey has held various BOD and advisory positions including President, Michigan Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education, Climate Counts and Green Community Schools.
Carey holds a M.S. in Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Animal Science and Speech Communications from the University of Tennessee. She lives in Austin, Texas, where her favorite thing to do is spend time with her daughter Caroline - preferably outdoors.