Butterfly Pavilion welcomes its new Vice President of Programs and Interpretation, C. Parker McMullen-Bushman. Parker brings over twenty years of experience in interpretation, environmental education, program development and community engagement. Parker joins Butterfly Pavilion to lead education and community programs, exhibit development, and volunteer engagement.
Parker has worked with camps, non-profit organizations, and outdoor education centers including the Boys and Girls Club, Thousand Pines Outdoor School, Coastal Wonders Outdoor School, Jekyll Island 4-H Center and the Gads Hill Center. Parker has served as an environmental educator, summer camp manager, challenge course director and an adult and family education coordinator. Most recently, Parker was the Education Director for the Chincoteague Bay Field Station Site of the Marine Science Consortium. Parker also holds a Master of Science in Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, with a focus in Interpretation and Environmental Education.
“I believe in the ability of environmental education and interpretation to teach community members about their integral connection to the world, and to inspire them to take action that ensures the earth’s continued survival. I look forward to continuing this work as Vice President of Programs and Interpretation at Butterfly Pavilion,” said Parker.
“Parker is a skilled educational leader that brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to all aspects of environmental education and program leadership,” said Patrick Tennyson, President and Chief Executive Officer at Butterfly Pavilion. “We look forward to the next phase of growth and achievement that Butterfly Pavilion’s Programs and Interpretation Department will reach under her leadership.”