Green Festival Speakers

Susan Ask

Susan Ask is an ecologist, organic gardener and educator. Susan leads the climate change education and engagement working group of the Chicago Wilderness alliance. In collaboration with national parks, museums and others, she has presented climate clinics that help hundreds of educators enhance climate education and communications.

For more than 25 years, Susan has been exploring the relationship between the built environment and the natural environment—as a scientist, teacher and land manager. Susan has a master's degree in Ecosystem Science and Management from Yale University— where she received the American Lawn Fellowship from the authors of ‘Redesigning the American Lawn.’ 
Susan recently founded animalia project, a new endeavor that bridges science, action and education to create a better environment for all of us. Susan also teaches Natural History at North Park University and she trains master gardeners and master naturalists on water-friendly landscaping with the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.