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The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez

February 14, 2011

New Education Manager Named

Alice Nance, former conservation program coordinator for the City of Austin, has been named education manager at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin. Nance has more than ten years experience promoting conservation through education, most recently with the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. While there, Nance spearheaded Austin’s certification as a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat. She also focused on creating and certifying wildlife habitats through education and outreach and helped establish best management practices for wildlife habitat conservation within city departments.

Before 2008, she was the National Wildlife Federation-South Central Region’s education manager, where she designed and implemented an education strategy for the federations's seven-state service area. This work focused on restoring wildlife habitats, connecting children with nature and other activities related to education and community engagement.

Previously, she worked as director of marketing and sales for the Selva Verde Lodge in Costa Rica, where she implemented plans involving bird/nature festival exhibits, travel guide promotions and engaged tour operators, travel agents and nature-oriented groups. Nance also served in the Peace Corps Guatemala as an agroforestry volunteer working with indigenous women’s groups. She earned a bachelor of science degree in geography, resource and environmental studies from Texas State University-San Marcos.

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