Hi, My name is Scarlet Wickert and I am a Naturalist, bird nerd, and a recent Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology graduate from the University of Minnesota.
My career as an environmental educator began the Gabbert Raptor Center, one of the leading rehab centers for owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles in the United States. There I learned how to handle birds of prey, care for them, and teach audiences of all ages about them in an engaging way. I also developed and taught curriculum to children ages 6-15 about raptors, and, with some assistance from my University, conducted a scientific study on the different methods of assessing captive raptor behavior.
I later began to teach programs at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, a free, AZA affiliated zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota. There, I expanded the different types of animals I worked with, teaching programs about reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals in schools across the Twin Cities.
At home, I have a hognose snake, two rabbits, and a small dog.
In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my pets, hiking, birding, and practicing yoga.