Author: Tracey Ritchie

About Tracey

Tracey Ritchie

Tracey joined the Earth Day Network (EDN) as the Director of Education in January 2018. Most recently she was adjunct faculty at the University of Florida, and has held positions from Florida to North Carolina managing and facilitating environmental education programs ranging from sea turtle walks to birding adventures, and local green book clubs to statewide water education programs. Tracey completed her PhD at the University of Florida in 2017. Her research focused on developing systems-thinking skills in students and teachers to more effectively communicate about complex environmental issues such as climate change. Tracey has an extensive background in program development and evaluation, facilitating professional development for educators, social science research methodologies, and Environmental Education best practices. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Education from Florida Atlantic University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from UF. Tracey has been active in the field of environmental education for over 12 years, and looks forward to working with the global network of educators through EDN to advance environmental and climate literacy worldwide.