White House Author
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Environmental Learning for Kids
Stacie Gilmore co-founded Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) in 1996 to provide pathways to science and natural resource careers for urban youth, youth of color, and other young people with limited access to these opportunities. Under Stacie’s direction as the Executive Director for the last 18 years, ELK has transformed the lives of thousands of youth through science education, stewardship projects and outdoor experiences. Her lifelong dedication to educate youth through science and conservation experiences is embedded in all programs and activities, which further students’ understanding and attitudes toward science, the outdoors, their communities, college, and careers. Stacie works to transform youth by empowering them with increased academic skills, civic and community leadership, environmental stewardship, and employment opportunities.