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Jenna Spear

School Program Manager & Teacher-Naturalist

Jenna spear explores the Harris Center frog pond with kindergarteners. (photo © Ben Conant)Jenna grew up in the bustling San Francisco Bay Area and then migrated east, discovering a love for the outdoors along the way. After spending time in Mexico studying marine biology, a career in lab science didn’t seem so interesting, so Jenna changed paths to study forest insects. She has worked for Nature’s Classroom as a naturalist and for the State of New York as a forest entomologist, and has taught entomology from the Adirondacks to the Monadnock Region.

For over 15 years, she’s taught about insects and the natural world to a variety of ages — as an instructor at Keene State College and Antioch University New England, at summer camps, in the Keene elementary schools, and now with the Harris Center. She lives in Keene with her husband, Sean, and two sons, Caleb and Jonas.