Fawn Harris

SPP Conservation Nursery Manager, Washington Corrections Center

Fawn Harris was born and raised on the Kitsap Peninsula in Western Washington. Her fascination with nature stems from a childhood of playing in the forests and along the shores of the Puget Sound. Her love of the Pacific Northwest inspired her to study the conservation of biological diversity in PNW ecosystems.

She received her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science with an emphasis on conservation biology from the Huxley College of the Environment at Western Washington University. Throughout her undergraduate program, she participated in various ecosystem restoration activities and also created environmental education outreach materials for organizations and committees. She spent a year working as a data intern for the Stillwaters Environmental Education Center. At the Center, she completed many projects involving the management and analysis of environmental and spatial data from an estuary restoration project.

For several years, Fawn has been a volunteer wildlife care and education steward at the West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island, WA. Also, she has spent quite a bit of time working and volunteering in environmental education and outreach, covering such topics as conservation, restoration, renewable energy, and water science. Fawn is a Certified Interpretative Guide with the National Association of Interpretation and is most passionate about inspiring interest in science and the natural world.