Santa Lucia Conservancy Educators

Julie Sigourney

My life passions are sharing my love of nature and outdoor activities with others, as well as raising and staying involved with four very active children.

I received a BS in “Plant Ecology and Environmental Policy” at UC Davis, and began 10 years of regional water quality planning in the Monterey area. I also was fortunate to work for the National Park Service as a naturalist and in backcountry research.

Following several years of full time parenting, I began my outdoor education work for the Santa Lucia Conservancy and have been doing so for 19 years. With my partner Kirsten, I am very proud to have created an extensive array of curriculum for a wide range of ages that meets science education standards and is specific to our beautiful location.  Every day is an adventure and I love inspiring our youth and their parents. I continue to learn all that I can about nature so I can share with others.

I also am passionate about numerous sports including hiking and skiing and have coached swimming, water polo and diving. My active children include a winter Olympics medalist.

I love all native plants and animals and watching the change of seasons on the Preserve.

Kirsten Stember