Jacqui Ver Loren van Themaat
As a Naturalist, Interpretive Guide, Drama Therapist, and Artist I use the creative arts and our natural environment to educate and connect with children, their families and teachers. Connection to our natural world is key to inspire people to be better stewards and protect and conserve the world that we rely on for physical and emotional survival. I am also a UC Climate Steward and Xerces Society Ambassador – sharing the stories of native bees and butterflies and their important role as pollinators. I have a passion for community science projects, especially in the field of pollinators and habitat restoration. My art has been exhibited at The Wildlands Conservancy’s Oak Glen Preserve in California, and in private collections in the United Kingdom, Australia and exhibitions in South Africa.