About the Educators

​ABOUT THE EDUCATORS

Our goal is to teach students the importance of conserving resources while giving teachers, parents, and youth leaders the support and materials needed to integrate environmental education into a curriculum or an event.

 


SOLID WASTE

Caitlin Newman is an environmental educator, science advocate, and nature explorer.  She is excited to help school-age students of Kitsap County discover how they can use science and engineering practices, critical thinking, and teamwork to influence the way our community thinks about and manages solid waste. Caitlin has an undergraduate degree in conservation biology and Master of Education degree in science education from the UW.

Topics include: litter, waste reduction, household hazardous waste, sustainability, and composting.

cnewman@co.kitsap.wa.us 
360.337.4678


STORMWATER DIVISION

Pat Kirschbaum has a Master’s Degree in education and 20 years of experience with Kitsap County Public Works. She provides engaging lessons while sharing real-life, local examples with students, furthering their understanding of the subject in the places where they live. Pat is the school and youth educator for stormwater programs in unincorporated Kitsap County, including salmon, streams, and water pollution.

pkirschbaum@co.kitsap.wa.us
360.307.4278


SEWER UTILITY DIVISION

Lisa Horanyi has an ABJ Advertising degree from the University of Georgia and 16 years of communication experience in state, regional and local government. She provides education on how our everyday habits affect the performance of sewer and septic systems and ways Kitsap County is treating the water we use to protect our environment. Lisa is the school and youth educator for the Sewer Utility Division.
 
Topics include: wastewater treatment systems, water-related sustainability issues, global water supplies, and daily water use. 

lhoranyi@co.kitsap.wa.us 
360.337.5777 ext 3681