Jennifer Bean Joins Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center

Jennifer joins Shaver’s Creek from the University of New Hampshire’s Browne Center where she worked as a Corporate Program Director. She has managed, developed, and led institutes and multi-day programs in the areas of corporate management, leadership and supervisory development.

Bean has a long history with Shaver’s Creek, as she previously served as an Assistant Program Director for Outdoor School and summer camps, and assisted with the internship program. Prior to that, she earned her B.S. from Penn State in Recreation and Park Management with a concentration in Commercial and Community Recreation. As a child she attended Shaver’s Creek summer camps, and later became an intern during her undergraduate career.

Jennifer earned her M.S. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University of New England in 2007, and recently received the Emerging Professional Undergraduate Degree Award from the Department of Recreation, Park & Tourism Management within the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State. This award is given to an individual that received an undergraduate degree from the Department in the last ten years, achieved outstanding professional excellence (e.g. research, education, leadership, and practice) in a Recreation, Park and Tourism Management area of expertise, and demonstrated exemplary community service. Bean’s diverse background also includes time spent as a green design educator, adjunct faculty for Antioch University of New England, and instructor for Penn State University.

Her favorite things to do involve being outside, whether it is skiing, rock climbing or hiking with her husband and dog. She enjoys looking for a new, remote place to hike to, where she can escape to nature to recharge her batteries, especially during the changing of the seasons.