January 22, 2018- BOERNE, Texas – Margaret Lamar has joined the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm(CNC&F) as the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). In this position, she will lead and collaborate on key initiatives focusing on programming, fundraising, and conservation.  Margaret will be responsible for creating and maintaining an organization-wide strategy, including execution and assessment, to build collaborative initiatives through partnerships and community engagement.

 “I’m thrilled to be part of the 30-year tradition of the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm to build on the quality education and stewardship initiatives that support our urgent need for conservation of the natural resources of the Texas Hill Country,” said Margaret.  “I look forward to working with the Cibolo team and the many partners and champions to expand our impact as we instill the love and value of nature to ensure that the land, water, wildlife, and surrounding communities thrive.”

A national leader in developing strategies and initiatives to promote access to green spaces and nature, Margaret was previously the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Children & Nature Network, a non-profit dedicated to promoting health equity through children’s access to nature.  Across the U.S., she worked to support collaboration between city governments, schools, and community leaders to encourage community-driven change. Margaret led teams supporting five national initiatives, including Cities Connecting Children to Nature, Green Schoolyards for Healthy Communities, Nature-Smart Libraries, the Health and Nature Network, and Natural Leaders. These initiatives serve as innovative models for engaging children and families in nature to reverse the growing trend towards the indoor child.

“Margaret is joining our team at an exciting time of growth and planning for future generations. Her expertise and national network will help the CNC&F continue to be a leader in the nature center movement. We are very excited to have her on board,” said Carolyn Chipman Evans, founder and CEO.

Prior to her work with Children & Nature Network, Margaret served as the Director of Education and Community Engagement for Houston Wilderness and designed curriculum for several national programs, including her role as Vice-President of Curriculum Development for Istation, Inc. where she developed interactive online curricula that integrated science-based learning with reading intervention. She is a native Texan and can often be found exploring dry creek beds with her two boys in the San Antonio region or on her family farm in Brenham, Texas.

Media Contact: Maura Bobbitt, maura@cibolo.org (830) 331-8713 

The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm in Boerne is located on 160 acres of natural lands at Boerne City Park off Highway 46 just west of the Kendall County Fairgrounds. The mission of the non-profit CNC & Farm is conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. For more information, visit www.cibolo.org.