Tricia Kyzer has been a naturalist all her life. She grew up in south Florida, happily immersed in waters full of island mangroves and coral reefs, swimming with barracudas and chasing iguanas. As a child, she discovered the temperate forests, alive with deer and meadows full of butterflies, during a year in northern Michigan.
In 1999 Tricia discovered her calling as an educator. She has volunteered with the Discover Carolina program at Jones Gap State Park. and taught science classes to elementary through high school students. In 2012, Tricia became a certified Master Naturalist.
Currently, she serves as an educator at Lake Conestee Nature Park, bringing thousands of school children into forest, meadow and swamp to make discoveries with her, Tricia still finds herself in wonder of mountain coves full of botanical treasures and alive with forest creatures, and she enthusiastically shares these treasures with anyone who will join her.