Melanie FurrAs Director of Education at Atlanta Audubon Society, Melanie develops and teaches numerous programs about birds for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.  In addition, she provides professional development for educators to train them how to incorporate the study of birds in their classrooms to engage students in conservation, science, and other core subjects. She is a former high school English teacher and holds a Masters of Arts for Teachers degree from Agnes Scott College. A licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Melanie has volunteered at AWARE Wildlife Center for more than eight years, rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned native Georgia wildlife and providing training and enrichment for AWARE’s non-releasable animals. She is a certified Master Naturalist, an advisory board member for BirdSleuth (the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s K-12 education program), and a lifetime member of the Georgia Ornithological Society. Passionate about wildlife and nature, Melanie enjoys traveling, photography, hiking, reading, and writing. She is the mother of two teenagers and four rescue cats.