Lee Curtis recently joined the advisory committee at Essex Agricultural and Technical High School. A graduate of the school, Lee will be advising the department head regarding wetlands, vernal pools, and various other aspects of the curriculum for a new Environmental Science and Technology major within the school’s Natural Resources Program. The AP course will concentrate on ecosystem health, community and ecosystem ecology, energy resources, the pollution impacts of energy use, and climate change effects on water resources. She will participate in the school’s November career fair and provide year-long classroom support.
Lee has also received her New England Wildflower Society (NEWFS) Certification in Field Botany. She has spent the last two years enrolled in the NEWFS Native Plant Studies Program, which required that she take numerous courses, attend several field trips, and partake in community service geared toward preserving and restoring native New England flora. The skills and expertise Lee has acquired through the Certificate Program can now be applied to her everyday fieldwork.