The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum board of trustees has announced the retirement of Executive Director Jacqueline Grant. She has been on the museum’s staff for 17 years.
The museum has an outdoor discovery center and a wildlife education center in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Grant led the development of four educational trails on the 177-acre Outdoor Discovery Center property and the opening of an accessible visitor’s center.
She led the expansion of the Young Naturalist Preschool with the addition of new classroom space and was instrumental in developing Grasshopper Grove, the Hudson Valley’s first natural play area.
Susan Christensen, the board chair, credits Grant for the museum’s expansion “from a neighborhood resource to being a regional destination, with a peerless nature-based preschool, a strong management team, and a fabulous cohort of nature educators.”