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Wendy Pollock is a Chicago-based writer, gardener, citizen forester, and environmental advocate. She works with community organizations and educational projects to raise awareness and encourage informed action on behalf of a more just and sustainable world.

During many years with the science center movement, she developed national partnerships and led public outreach and communication efforts on topics ranging from global warming to the biological origins of music. The traveling exhibition Greenhouse Earth, the nation’s first to address the science of climate change, opened in 1992. Later, she led the start-up of the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) and community website ExhibitFiles. She coauthored The Convivial Museum and other books and served as editor of the Journal of Museum Education.

Recently, Wendy served as director of community engagement for a multi-faceted media project called The Truth About Trees, working with journalist Anna Hiatt to produce a series of video stories in collaboration with urban and community forestry groups nationwide. As a TreeKeeper, she works with neighbors to help care for Evanston’s urban forest and natural areas.

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