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Jacqueline Polden

jrpolden@gmail.com

Education:

State University of New York Stony Brook, New York

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
With a concentration in Alternative Agriculture
And a minor in Marine Biology

ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEER WORK:

  • Girl Scouts of Westchester and Putnam: active member for 15 years
  • American Red Cross: Swimming Instructor for 8 years
  • Habitat for Humanity: Member and helped develop local chapter
  • Student Organizational Government :Vice President
  • Bay Scallop Bowl: Volunteer
  • Southampton College Division II: Volleyball
  • Earth Day/Green Apple Music Festival NYC: Volunteer
  • Pocket Theater at Stony Brook University: Actress
  • Adaptive Aquatics: Swim Teacher for disabled children

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Study Abroad - Australia. Focus: Environmental Studies/Alternative Agriculture February 2005 to April 2005

  • Designed, planted and harvested an organic sustainable garden
  • Studied different governmental issues and policies in reference to the environment
  • Participated as a farm hand on a Biodynamic Farm
  • Researched Alternative Living
  • Camped in the Outback and hiked vigorously in a myriad of terrains

Green Eggs and Sand: Aquatic Resources Education Program June 2008

  • Participated in a two day education training workshop
  • Learned the importance of conserving Horseshoe crabs
  • Correlated shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning
  • Recorded data on horseshoe nests on the South Shore of Long Island

Cornell Cooperative Extension at Peconic Dunes Camp: E.C.O August 2008

  • Developed alternative agriculture workshop for children ages 9-14
  • Taught children the importance of integrated pest management, organic gardening and sustainable living
  • encourage the open discussion of many ecological issue
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