Sara Wittenberg

Bee Friendly Garden Coordinator and Arkansas NRCS Pollinator Liaison

Sara has a BS in Zoology (Auburn University) and a MS in Biology (University of Arkansas). Her experience includes interning at the national zoo in Costa Rica, directing the rehab program at the Southeastern Raptor Center, running a HawkWatch banding station in the Florida Keys, tracking gopher tortoises, conducting breeding bird surveys for the USFS and Sandhill Crane/Sage-Grouse surveys for the USFWS, and assisting with Cornell University’s search for the (extinct?) Ivory-billed Woodpecker. She has taught/coaches science at two public secondary schools, and believes strongly in sharing her passion for the natural world with the next generation of conservationists! Her favorite quote is by Baba Dioum: “"In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught." In her free time, Sara enjoys reading, hiking, birding, traveling, gardening, and exploring the beautiful Ozark mountains with her husband and two children. Sara joined Pollinator Partnership in early 2020 as the Project Wingspan Arkansas State Coordinator, then soon stepped into the role of AR NRCS Pollinator Liaison. Most recently Sara became the P2 Bee Friendly Garden Coordinator and is excited to grow the program and connect with those seeking ways to help pollinators on their own property! If interested in joining the Bee Friendly Garden (BFG) program, please contact Sara.