Sarah Thacher


Sarah has spent most of her life on the boundary of the Pacific and North American tectonic plates, where trail running, surfing, and gardening go hand in hand. She earned her B.A. in Environmental Studies at New York University, and since leaving the urban environment, she has worked and played in the outdoors as a vegetable farmer, outdoor educator, and scientist. She completed her M.A. in Natural Science Education and Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, where she focused on place-based education.

Sarah is inspired to use place-based education to connect and empower students to lean into their own learning and better lead into the complex problems of today. Her teaching philosophy encourages students to follow their curiosities, seek new perspectives, and practice a growth mindset. She looks forward to engaging students in the social and ecological complexities of restoration ecology in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.