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About Tamberly

Tamberly Conway holds a B.S. in Wildlife Management from McNeese State University.  She received a M.S. in Forest Recreation Management, and a Ph.D. in Forestry, with a focus on Human Dimensions in Natural Resources and dissertation focus on An Assessment of Natural Resource Outreach and Conservation Education Program Preferences for Latino Audiences, from the College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University. Tamberly has served with the USDA Forest Service for over 10 years, and has served six of those years as a Partnerships, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist, for the Conservation Education Program at the USDA Forest Service in Washington, DC.  

She received the 2012 USDA Forest Service Chief’s Engaging Urban America Award: Urban Connections—Latino Legacy Program, and the 2015 USDA Secretary of Agriculture Lincoln Award for Diversity and Outreach.  Her work focuses upon creating traditional and non-traditional partnerships in conservation education and community engagement to reach diverse audiences with meaningful and relevant educational and stewardship opportunities.  

Tamberly has been engaged in the health and nature realm for over 10 years, through a variety of unique partnerships. She serves as an Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, delivering the practice of "Nature and Forest Therapy" or "Forest Bathing" also known as Shinrin-Yoku, which supports mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health, while increasing self awareness, self-worth, connection to others and connection to the earth.  Through this practice, Tamberly is interested in improving relationships delivers the practice of "Nature and Forest Therapy" or "Forest Bathing" also known as Shinrin-Yoku, which supports mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health, while increasing self awareness, self-worth, connection to others and connection to the earth.   Through this practice, Tamberly seeks to improve connections among people and between people and the land.  Tamberly believes seeking a deep connection with the land is a critical factor in the development of individual and community health, as well as a vital factor in the health of the land.