BNC's Annual Meeting

November 20, 2019
Sanctuary Director Julie Brandlen & Sanctuary Committee Chair Bill Perkins
Julie Brandlen & Bill Perkins


On Wednesday, November 20, from 6:30-8:00 pm, we invite you to join friends, supporters, Sanctuary Committee Chair Bill Perkins, and Anne & Peter Brooke Sanctuary Director Julie Brandlen for a special evening of environmental education.

Please consider bringing a friend or colleague who would like to learn about the BNC! Dinner will be provided.

Kindly RSVP by Sunday, November 17.

→ Please send your RSVP to Zaskya Perez at 617-983-8500 x6904 or by email.

Featured Speaker

Erin Kelly

Education Manager at Boston Nature Center

Erin Kelly at Boston Nature Center

"BNC: A Community Nature Center" 

Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center (BNC) is a unique wildlife sanctuary located in the heart of the city. In the 20 years since its inception, the BNC has grown into a bustling community-centered green space for both people and wildlife.

Deepening community engagement is a complex goal that requires thoughtful and individual solutions. Erin Kelly will discuss BNC’s four areas of community engagement-Supportive Environment, Hospitality, Diversity/Inclusion/Equity, and Leadership. This type of important work is essential not just for BNC, but for any environmental organization that wishes to remain sustainable and resilient in an ever-changing landscape.

About the Speaker

Erin Kelly is the Education Manager at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center. With 18 years of leadership in outdoor environmental education and camp programming, she has designed programs to meet the needs of urban audiences in such diverse communities as Boston, New York City, and Los Angeles. Erin earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and her M.S. in Environmental Education from Antioch University New England.

At the Boston Nature Center, she directs popular nature camp programs that reach hundreds of families from all over Boston, coordinates year-round educational programs connected to Boston Public Schools, and supervises the center’s Youth Leader program.