Senior Naturalist Tia Pinney has worked at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary for over 20 years. She creates and leads birding and natural history tours all over the USA, including Alaska, Texas, New Jersey, Maine, California, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and soon Nevada and Colorado.
Tia is also involved in all aspects of the sanctuary’s educational programming—developing curricula and interpretive materials, developing and implementing classroom teacher professional development, working on numerous grants in communities and schools, and developing and teaching natural history and food-based programming.
Prior to working at Drumlin Farm, she was a high school science teacher and a fabric artist. Tia grew up on a dairy farm in Connecticut and working at Drumlin Farm has been her dream job combining her roots in farming and her love of science and teaching.