Tedor Whitman

Tedor Whitman became Executive Director of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary October, 2014. He has over 25 years of experience teaching and leading conservation programs across a wide range of U.S. ecosystems. Tedor’s strong record as an advocate and leader in environmental education focuses on building collaborations between conservation organizations and education institutions focusing particularly on integrated biology and increasing participatory means of connecting science and environmental issues with people’s everyday lives. Before joining the Arboretum Tedor was among other things the director of education for Zoo Miami and Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, a high school biology teacher at the TERRA Environmental Research Center, and the director of Biological Stewardship at a large nature center in Westchester, NY. Tedor was also, for seven years, the director of education for the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ and is thrilled at being able to return to the Garden State. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and holds a bachelor’s in biology and a master’s in conservation biology. He and his wife, Marguerite, like to spend their free time outside arguing about bird watching strategies.