Hands on Nature is a business partnership between Jessica Grantley and Sharon Lehman based in the Clarence Valley, Northern NSW, Australia. Jessica and Sharon have worked in the conservation, communication and education industries for over 30 years combined.
Bachelor of Applied Science
(Parks, Recreation and Heritage)
Graduate Diploma of Education
Jessica has over 15 years experience in environmental education, natural resource management, extension and planning, community engagement, conservation and environmental sustainability. She has worked with leading environmental and education agencies in the Clarence Valley and in other areas. Just some of the positions Jessica has held include:
- > Discovery Ranger for NPWS
- > Community Engagement Officer for Lower Georges River Urban Sustainability Initiative
- > Aquatic Weed Project Officer for DPI
- > Communications Officer with Industry and Investment
Jessica is a qualified teacher and natural resource management professional.
Jessica has extensive demonstrated experience working with children and adults in a range of settings and is committed to promoting the environment through positive educational experiences.
Bachelor of Science
Graduate Diploma of Science in Agriculture
Graduate Diploma of Further Education and Training
Diploma of Sustainability
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Originally from an agricultural science background, for the last 20 years Sharon has worked for leading conservation and education agencies in the Clarence Valley. She has extensive wildlife handling and management experience, conducts and trains in the field of ecotourism and sustainability, has demonstrated experience initiating and coordinating local community engagement projects and specialises in the design and development of online educational materials.
Sharon is interested in the application of educational technologies and currently studying (and playing with!) website development, VR, App creation and whatever other geekery she can find.