Caroline Bobanick Named Executive Director Of Environmental Science Center

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Caroline Bobanick, a Burien resident since 2001, has been appointed as Executive Director of the Environmental Science Center (ESC), a local non-profit located in Seahurst Park that promotes environmental stewardship, sustainability, and academic achievement through science-based education.

“We are very excited to have a Burien resident with Caroline’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead the ESC as we grow our programs and work to complete the Environmental Learning Center at Seahurst Park,” said Ron Kreizenbeck, President of the ESC Board of Trustees.

Bobanick brings more than 15 years of experience in administration, marketing and non-profit development to the ESC. Her previous work experience includes leading development at Gage Academy of Art and serving as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Burien where she wrote grants and worked with various constituent groups to make arts education accessible to children. She holds a master’s degree in visual art and a professional certificate in Marketing Management from the University of Washington.

Caroline Bobanick

The ESC is the only environmental learning program serving K-12 children across South King County and operates in close partnership with the City of Burien and the Highline School District to ensure equal access to its programs for all families.

“I am thrilled to be working in our community and with the ESC which provides so many of our kids with high quality, hands-on science experiences at our local beaches and forests, ” stated Bobanick, who has been a volunteer at Marvista Elementary for five years and has a son entering 5th grade.

Working closely with the City of Burien, the ESC is in the final stages of completing a state-of-the-art Environmental Learning Center at Seahurst Park in Burien which will provide a much needed indoor learning space for the more than 12,000 children they serve at annually.

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