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Meet Our Team

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Bonnie Robins

Director, Access Nature Project

2024 is Bonnie’s 9th year running access nature programs for underserved populations. Previously she was Director of Access Nature at the Lewisboro Land Trust and also started and ran their outdoor programs for the broader community. A lifelong advocate for the environment, she is passionate about the healing power of nature, and believes that ALL people deserve to gain its benefits.

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Jessica Colón

Program Coordinator, Community Organizations

Jessica oversees our division that reaches out to community organizations serving those in need. She has a wide array of expertise in education and nature learning having served as an educator at the New York Botanical Garden. She is also the founder of For the People and Kids, an educational company that teaches stream based nature classes to children. Jessica’s bi-lingual approach insures inclusivity for diverse audiences of all ages.

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Marie Calo

Program Coordinator, Special Organizations

Marie coordinates our nature programming for people with disabilities. She has a wealth of experience in education, having taught students with special needs and was previously the assistant principal at Lewisboro Elementary School. A passionate nature enthusiast, she volunteers at the New York Botanical Garden and the Westchester Land Trust.

Lalanie Robins

Outreach Administrator

Lalanie is responsible for the beautiful graphics on our ANP flyers, reports, and announcements. But her expertise doesn’t stop there. She is also in charge of our digital outreach, data compilation, and financial records. With a background in finance, record keeping and artistic talent, she is a valuable asset to the team.

Our Advisory Board

Regina Toolin, PHD

Dr. Regina Toolin, an Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Vermont, comes to us with a vast body of experience in science education. She previously lead  a statewide STEM education initiative and had served as Regional Science Coordinator at BOCES/Northern Westchester. Her research has been published in many prestigious journals and she has been prolific in writing successful grants for the research.

Joseph Siegel, JD

 Joe is a Senior Attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he Co-Chairs Region 2’s Climate Change Workgroup and manages the Region’s Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution program. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at Pace University teaching Climate Adaptation and the law. Prior to joining Pace, Joe taught environmental law and justice at CUNY Law School and he currently teaches Environmental Dispute Resolution at Hofstra Law School. 

Joe also has served as Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Committee on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems.

Andrea Snyder, MD

Andrea is a frequent volunteer, supporter and adviser to the Access Nature Project. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, with a in residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child psychiatry. She has over 20 years experience in community mental health and  has been a staff psychiatrist at the Veterans Administration.

Get Involved

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Join Us

The Access Nature Project has many opportunities for involvement. We run regional community programming from April through November. Contact us to discuss a program for your group or organization. If you work with outdoor organizations, contact us to learn more about incorporating this type of programming at your organization

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Volunteer

Sign up to help at one or several of our programs. No experience necessary! Bonnie Robins willguide you on what to do and you will soon be experiencing the fulfillment and joy in participating in these meaningful programs.

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Donate

All Access Nature are free of charge to partner organizations and participants. We exist only by the generosity of our donors. Please consider making a donation to help sustain this work

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