- Director of Education & Programming
As Director of Education and Programming, Curtis Carman oversees The Parklands Outdoor Classroom as well as all public programming in The Parklands. The Outdoor Classroom promotes STEAM-based education through engaging, hands-on learning both outdoors and inside the classroom. Each year, his team of Education Specialists, Interpretive Rangers and Camp Counselors guide nearly 20,000 participants of all ages through school field trips, camps, Parklands Explorer, Junior Explorer, Parklands Member programs, and Wednesday Wonders. Prior to his promotion to Director of Education and Programming in July 2020, Curtis first joined The Parklands team as an Interpretive Ranger and then led the department as Education Coordinator and Director of Education for six years. A native of Louisville and a graduate of Ballard High School, Curtis returned to his hometown in 2014 after having worked as an environmental educator in Maine and Colorado at Acadia and Rocky Mountain National Parks. Curtis also served as Membership Manager at the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Curtis enjoys hiking, biking, camping, golf, and kayaking.