Meet Kylie Carpenter — the Randall’s Science Educator and Facility Coordinator
My passion for science, education, and preservation first developed while attending Sonoma State University. While in school I was an intern for the Wildlands Conservancy (TWC) and Sonoma Land Trust (SLT), conducting research for natural resource management. I enjoyed working outside and collecting data that would help preserve and manage natural lands. After two seasons working with TWC and SLT I wanted to make a difference in my community by working with youth. I began teaching science through the Sonoma County Water Agency to K-6th grade students focused on the importance of conservation and restoration. Molding the minds of youth to develop critical thinking skills and a love of and appreciation for science was extremely rewarding.
Fueled by my love for biology and working with the natural world I started with SF Recreation and Park Department in May 2015 developing the Eco Adventure camp curriculum. Eco Adventure camp was an ecologically based camp for SF youth. In addition I worked as an outdoor guide for programs including rock climbing, backpacking, and kayaking. After two years leading Eco Camp and guiding I was offered the opportunity to become the Recreation Coordinator at the beloved Camp Mather just outside Yosemite National Park. Living in such close proximity to stunning wild lands was an absolute treat. After two seasons at Camp Mather I was thrilled to accept a position as the Facility Coordinator (and science educator) at the Randall Museum.
Currently, I am attending school for herbal medicine in Berkeley in order to broaden my botanical horizons and indulge my love for plants and their incredible healing properties.
I am excited to have the opportunity to work in such a dynamic museum and to utilize my background in environmental science and biology to provide the San Francisco community with a place to play and learn.