Anne Moore Siebecker - Trustee - Director
In addition to her role on our Board, Anne also serves as the New Weis Center's Director, and oversees the education programs, nature camps, marketing, development, partnerships and intern programs. Anne is a Ringwood, NJ resident with a deep appreciation for the region's rich history, natural beauty and abundant wildlife. After leaving the corporate world (Sony, Hunter Douglas) where she held positions as marketing manager and project leader, Anne earned a certificate in Green Technologies and Sustainability from Bergen Community College, and was certified as a Rutgers Environmental Steward in 2016. She was the recipient of the 2017 NJ Governor's Jefferson Award for public service in Environmental Stewardship, and has been nominated for the Russ Berrie "Making a Difference Award" four times (2018-2021). She serves on the NJ Commission on Environmental Education, and the Morris County Vocational School's Academy for Environmental Science Advisory Council. She is also First Aid/CPR/AED certified and Mental Health First Aid certified. In addition to her work at Weis, Anne serves her local community as a Ringwood Environmental Commissioner, is a member of the Sustainable Ringwood Green Team and the Stigma-Free Task Force, and a Ringwood Library Trustee. She enjoys engaging with the community, developing new programs, and mentoring our student interns.
Sarah Crosby - Senior Educator/Naturalist
Sarah grew up in Ringwood, NJ, studied Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Rutgers University, and has worked in environmental education throughout the state of New Jersey. She began as a junior counselor at The Weis Ecology center before its closing in 2012, and returned after the center reopened as The New Weis Center in 2016 as a Camp Counselor. She also worked as a field trip educator, and was promoted to Head Counselor in 2018. Sarah went to work as a seasonal Monarch Field Naturalist at NJ Audubon’s Cape May Observatory. Throughout 2019, she worked as an educator at the Watershed Institute in Pennington, NJ, while continuing to serve as an education advisor for The New Weis Center. We were thrilled to welcome Sarah back to Weis as our full-time Senior Educator & Naturalist, beginning in January 2020! She is First Aid/CPR/AED certified and Mental Health First Aid certified. Sarah is passionate about sharing her knowledge and interest in forest ecology, biodiversity, botanizing and birding, and spreading love for the natural world that is right outside our backdoor by expanding our programs and engaging with the community.
Lauren Lynch - Environmental Educator
Lauren graduated from Ramapo College with a degree in Environmental Science. She completed an internship at The New Weis Center in the Spring-Summer of 2019, and did an excellent job as a field trip educator and summer camp counselor. Lauren previously worked for Plant Detectives Garden Center in Chester, NJ where she assisted customers with garden design and plant selection. She is First Aid & CPR/AED certified and Mental Health First Aid. Lauren brings an extensive plant knowledge and love of the outdoors to Weis, and looks forward to leading Scout programs and public nature programs. She has also developed and will lead Forest Bathing walks and Flow Arts and Hoop Dancing workshops, beginning in the fall of 2021.
Scott Campbell - Environmental Educator
Scott is a familiar face to many visitors, as he was an intern at Weis in 2018-2020. He graduated from Ramapo College of NJ with an Environmental Science degree, with a minor in Plant Studies. Scott's past work experience includes positions at Eden Farms and Rohslers Nursery. His interests include hiking, mushroom foraging and fishing, as well as edible/medicinal plants, entomology and herpetology. Aside from all his nature related hobbies and interests, Scott is a guitarist and enjoys writing music. Scott currently works for Passaic County NJ Parks and Recreation as a Park Ranger. We are happy to welcome Scott back to Weis in 2021 as a part-time Environmental Educator!
Morganne Vogel - Environmental Educator
Morganne is another former Weis intern who has returned as a part-time Educator! She graduated from William Paterson University with dual degrees in Environmental Sustainability and Disability Studies. During her time at WPU, she was President of the environmental club and the recipient of the Making a Difference Award, the Benevolence Award and the Environmental Science Award. Morganne is excited to join our education team, and we are happy to have her continue her career with us.
Jeremy Strube - Marketing Assistant, Tech Support, Buildings, Gardens & Grounds
Jeremy has been involved with the Weis Center (then known as the Weis Ecology Center) since he came for his first visit as a toddler to see the lifecycle of the butterfly sign. He has attended many programs here through the years, and began volunteering in 2018 before transitioning to part-time staff. In addition to assisting with marketing support, he also assists with the upkeep of the garden and grounds, and helps maintain the buildings. Jeremy received the rank of Eagle Scout in 2018, and built a gaga ball pit by the pavillion for his Eagle project. He is currently attending William Paterson University where he is majoring in Biology, and plans to pursue his interest in plant science.
We are fortunate to have two college interns from Ramapo College join us every year, as part of the "May H. Weis Environmental Award". The award was established In 1984 with a generous donation in May Weis’ memory by her son, Leonard W. Weis, Ph.D. It is a joint program between Ramapo College and The New Weis Center. Recipients of the award participate in a one-year paid internship and receive a full tuition scholarship for one semester at Ramapo College. They receive training and professional development, and assist with field trips, summer camps, and public programs.
Our interns for 2021-2022 are Mikayla Bivona and Charlene Trippeda!
We also accept interns of all ages throughout the year on a rolling basis. Depending on their experience and the nature of the internship, they may assist with field trips, nature camp, public programs, gardening, marketing and outreach. Learn more about our current Interns and Internship programs
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