Meet Our Science Educators
Hannah Putnam, M.Ed.
Hannah grew up in nearby Orford, New Hampshire, and spent her childhood exploring the woods, fields, and wetlands of her home. Since then, she has explored the tide pools and sandy beaches of Maine, watched the moon rise over the canyons in New Mexico, hiked sections of the Superior Hiking Trail in Minnesota, and kayaked the San Juan River in Utah. Hannah continues to explore the world around her, whether she’s teaching kids about local habitats, collaborating with inspiring classroom teachers, working on her family’s farm, or going for a walk on the many trails around her home in Hanover.
Hannah has experience teaching a wide range of programs to audiences of all ages and brings her enthusiasm and love of the outdoors to her work. Hannah received a Master of Education through Antioch University New England, a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Earlham College. Hannah is a Highly Qualified Teacher and is a certified teacher in both New Hampshire and Vermont. She has been part of the VINS team since 2007. Prior to that, she was an Environmental Educator at both Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Minnesota and Ferry Beach Ecology School in Maine.
Kelly Broker-Campbell, M.Ed.
Kelly Broker-Campbell is a Highly Qualified Science teacher certified in Vermont and is excited to join the School Program at VINS! She has worked in a variety of roles teaching project-based and hands-on lessons to students ages K-Adult. She has worked as a teacher in alternative programs, organized after school activities, led day campers on excursions, and created and taught environmental education curriculum to students. Kelly earned her Master of Education from the Upper Valley Educator’s Institute, and her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Kelly grew up in Wisconsin and has since lived in Massachusetts, Vermont, and (most recently) Alaska. She feels her time there was too short, but was excited when circumstances brought her family back to Vermont and this opportunity at VINS. When she isn’t working, Kelly can be found looking up new recipes to try, hiking, playing with her two embarrassingly small dogs, or helping her friends to collect sap for sugaring. Kelly lives with her husband and they are expecting a child in October of 2015. She is thrilled to be back among the natural beauty and sense of community in New England.