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Kara Russ

Kara Russ

Kara is a Naturist Guide with SDAS Education program and a native Californian. Kara holds a degree in Wildlife Biology from UC Davis and worked for many years in the research department for the Zoological Society of San Diego. She has also worked to develop and teach courses in Ornithology, Herpetology, Invasive Species and Forestry in the Science Olympiad program at San Diego area schools. Kara loves to engage students with the science and nature that is right outside our classrooms and homes.


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  • City of San Diego

  • County of San Diego
    County of San Diego
  • State Coastal Conservancy
  • SANDAg transnet logo
    SANDAg transnet logo
  • Malk Nature Fund
  • Coastkeeper
  • UCNRS logo
  • San Diego Regional Fire Foundation logo
  • Americorps
  • Room & Board
    Room & Board
  • San Diego River Conservancy
  • National Marine Sanctuary Foundation