Rebecca Moore, BA, MSW
Curator of Animal Programs, James H. Barrow Biological Field Station
As Curator of Animal Programs at the Field Station, I ensure the husbandry, enrichment, and care of over 30 on-site animals including critically endangered white-winged wood ducks, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and a variety of other birds. Many of these animals are animal ambassadors that help to teach children and the public about wildlife through our outreach programs and field trips. I also run our wildlife rehabilitation program that is a public service offered to the community. We care for injured and orphaned native songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, reptiles, amphibians, and small mammals. I employ between 20-25 student workers during the school year, and nine full-time student interns during the summer. My goal is to mentor students in their areas of interest and help them obtain valuable, hands-on experience in their major and/or desired career path.
I obtained and undergraduate in environmental science from BGSU; Masters of social work from Cleveland State. I’ve worked in a variety of settings engaged in wildlife rehabilitation, animal care and husbandry, and wildlife education. My previous experience includes Lake Metroparks Wildlife Center, a number of veterinary hospitals, and SeaWorld Cleveland. I’ve been employed at the Field Station since 2016, and became the full-time Curator of Animal Programs in 2021.
I love to hike in the woods with my dog, Lily. I also enjoy reading historical fiction, gardening when I have time, and spending time with my two daughters. Sleeping in and enjoying a cup of coffee on a weekend day is one of my favorite things to do!