The Elizabethan Gardens Hires Educational Programs Manager – The Outer Banks Voice | Team Cansler

The Elizabethan Gardens is hiring educational program managers

From story submitted on November 16, 2022

Laura Hensley.

The Elizabethan Gardens are pleased to announce that Laura Hensley has joined the Gardens as Program Manager. Hensley, who currently serves as Curator of Education for the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, will begin her new role on November 21st. She will develop and direct Gardens’ educational program for adults, high school and preschool children.

“With the support of the Outer Banks Community Foundation and the Cannon Foundation, the Gardens are advancing projects that allow us to expand our current educational program,” said Gardens Executive Director Theresa Armendarez. “Laura’s commitment to the community, perspective and experience will help the Gardens build an educational program that is aligned with the needs of the local school community and visitors.”

Hensley has a wide range of educational experience, including formal classroom teaching, informal education in after-school programs, summer camps and program development. She moved back to her home state of North Carolina last year after working in Mississippi developing programs for the Mississippi Aquarium. She lived in Alaska for 11 years and worked in outdoor recreation and education while pursuing her Masters in Biology. Her passion is environmental education and connecting people to the natural world through hands-on learning experiences.

“I am excited to be a part of this new endeavor at Elizabethan Gardens and hope to continue connecting the youth and community with nature in this beautiful place,” said Hensley.


About the Elizabethan Gardens

Over seven decades have passed since The Garden Club of North Carolina accepted The Elizabethan Gardens as a project in 1951. There remains a growing testimony to the women who embraced the project and the brave Elizabethan explorers who sought to honor them. The Gardens is dedicated to sharing its unique history, providing educational opportunities, enhancing the quality of visitor experience and preserving its beauty and tranquility. The attraction is located on the north end of Roanoke Island at 1411 National Park Drive Manteo, NC 27954. For more information about events at The Elizabethan Gardens, call 252.473-3234 or visit elizabethangardens.org.



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