Rachel is a skilled environmental educator and science communicator and is particularly interested in community engagement in biodiversity and water quality issues. Rachel develops and delivers freshwater citizen science programmes, inspiring rural and urban communities to weave environmental sustainability into their everyday lives.
Rachel also crochets, sews, and preserves things from her garden, while trying to convince her small daughter that eating dinner is, in fact, a good idea.
"You can usually discover something exciting every day if you keep your ears open, eyes open and hearts open." ~ Jane Goodall
Rachel joined Perception Planning in 2018 after working for over 10 years in environmental services for local government in New Zealand. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Auckland, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from UNITEC New Zealand. Her experience includes:
Freshwater aquatic biodiversity and water quality monitoring
Citizen science programme design and implementation
Ecological restoration project design and advice
Catchment community engagement
Environmental education programme delivery
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