Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas is the science education outreach manager at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Her undergraduate degree and her doctorate are both in biology, and she has taught at both the college level and within the classrooms of zoos and museums. At Phipps, Maria coordinates science communication workshops, oversees the Botany in Action fellowship program, writes for Phipps’ #bioPGH blog, and organizes multiple regular educational events.
In her spare time, Maria offers her own free nature programming to libraries and community organizations as a way ensure that as many kids as possible get a chance to learn about the wild world. Overall, she loves nothing more than sharing the wonders of nature with children and families.