Joshua Contois

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About Joshua Contois

Josh has a long history of work in public lands and science education. He began his career as an intern in 2012 at Rock Creek Park, in Washington, DC. While at Rock Creek, he got his first taste for public service as he designed media exhibits, presented live animal exhibitions, and guided visitors across the park. From there, Josh has worked as a park ranger across the country in some iconic locations including Statue of Liberty National Monument, Redwood National & State Parks, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He spent time at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History where he served as the volunteer coordinator. Currently, Josh works as a park ranger for the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, a position he has held since early 2019. In each of his positions, Josh has developed a passion for interpretation, public programming, and science literacy. He has two degrees: a BA in American History and a MS in Parks and Resource Management. In his spare time, Josh is an avid hiker, photographer, and craft beer enthusiast. 

Areas of expertise
Interpretation
Environmental Education
Herpetology
Geology
American History
Natural Resources Management
Graphic Design
Digital & Social Media

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Worksheet to begin learning birding basics. 

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Worksheet about the water cycle.

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