Environmental Education Specialist
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department
Office: 632 W. Dekalb Street, Camden SC 29020
Personal Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonciacruz/
M.N.R Science Communication; Environmental Education
University of Idaho 2019
B.S Integrative Sciences; Renewable Energy Systems
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology 2013
Leoncia has been living and working in Camden, South Carolina since May of 2019. She works as Clemson University’s Environmental Education Specialist. Her work is to inspire community involvement in Nature centered learning, focused around a tract of land donated to the University by Margaret H. Llyod. Leoncia is passionate and enthusiastic about engaging people of all ages to get connected with Nature, hiking with her dogs, painting & the arts, and learning about new people and places.
Leoncia enjoys developing place based community programming, coming from The University of Idaho’s Master of Environmental Education program. Before studying in Idaho Leoncia worked as a science teacher in Thailand, and a Community Environmental Educator in Panama. She hails originally from Pennsylvania, and received her undergraduate degree at the University of Science and Technology. She grew up in a rural town outside of Lancaster, PA where she fell in love with animals and the outdoors.
Extension and Outreach
Community Environmental Education in Kershaw County SC
Formal Environmental Education in K-12 public and private schools in Kershaw County SC
Nature Focused, Place based and experiential programs for all ages at The Nature as Teacher Preserve for Education in Camden, SC.
LinksNature As Teacher Website
Margaret H. Lloyd Endowment Website