Board Member Cara Murphy-Smith

We are proud to present our new board member, Cara Murphy-Smith. She is also an outdoor educator and recently founded In The Field, which provides outdoor nature classes for children. Cara believes by observing and learning facts about wildlife in parks and other natural areas, students are more likely to appreciate the nature that exists where they live. After studying art therapy in college in Austin, she taught families how to camp in the Texas wilderness and then worked as an interpreter at the St. Louis Zoo and the Missouri Botanical Garden. While she enjoyed talking to visitors about the environment, Murphy said she felt limited. She wanted to teach more subjects and have the freedom to educate people throughout different parks in the St. Louis area.

Check out the NPR feature on Cara and her budding business!