Science Director Bio
Lynette Reiner graduated from the University of Akron with a double major of Comprehensive Social Studies and Interdisciplinary Anthropology. She received her master’s degree in Zoology from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio. She was an intern at the Summit County Historical Society, in Akron, where she worked on preservation and archiving artifacts. She interned at the Jewish Community Center in Akron, teaching history and religion. She was an active volunteer at the Akron Zoo in animal interpretation and care. She participated at the Fort Laurens Flux Gate dig, with the Ohio Historical Society. She worked in the field of science at Inventure Place, in Akron. Before becoming Science Director, she was Discover World Manager at the McKinley Museum.
Lynette Is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist, Certified by Ohio State University. She is a certified Projects Wild, Aquatic, and Growing up Wild Facilitator. She is the educational chair of The Nimishillen Creek Watershed Partners and Green Energy of Ohio partner. Lynette currently teaches 2 certificate-granting online courses in zoology through Udemy.com and Eliademy.com. Lynette is board president and co-founder of Oceans Ohio Inc. a local phenology leader, and graduate of the Ohio Watershed Academy.