Congressional Visit

Today we were honored to welcome United States Congresswoman Jahana Hayes to Great Hollow to learn about our organization’s work in her district and to tour our facilities. Prior to being elected to the House of Representatives, Ms. Hayes was a high school social studies and history teacher in Waterbury, CT, where she was awarded National Teacher of the Year in 2016 by President Obama. With her distinguished background in education, we were eager to talk with her about all of Great Hollow’s environmental education initiatives. Environmental issues are one of Representative Hayes’ legislative focal areas, so we were also happy to tell her about our conservation science program and the applied ecological research that we do to better understand human impacts to the environment. We thank Ms. Hayes and her staff for taking the time out of their busy schedules to visit us and hear all about what Great Hollow is up to!

(Photo from left to right: Great Hollow’s naturalist & steward, John Foley, Representative Hayes, Great Hollow’s executive director, Chad Seewagen, and Great Hollow’s education coordinator, Maggie Cozens)

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