Associate Director of Eco-Schools USA
Northeast Regional Center - Montpelier, Vermont
Elizabeth Soper is National Wildlife Federation’s Associate Director of Eco-Schools USA. In this position, Liz is responsible for developing, managing and implementing NWF’s Eco-Schools USA program – a school based program to green K-12 schools across the nation.
Liz has been with NWF for twelve years and prior to directing Eco-Schools USA was a Senior Field Education Manager for NWF’s Northeast Office where she worked directly with local communities to help protect and enhance wildlife habitat and implement NWF’s Backyard and Schoolyard Habitat programs. Liz is also involved in several professional development programs for educators including a Forest for Every Classroom and Kids for Karners.
Previously, Liz worked for the Lake Champlain Basin Program as their Education Coordinator, was a classroom elementary teacher and spent several years as a research assistant with the U.S. Forest Service working on grizzly bear and bighorn sheep habitat research.
Certified to teach elementary school in Vermont, she holds a B.S. in Wildlife Management from the University of Vermont and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon.