Jason Andrew Beale (JasonBeale)

Jason Andrew Beale (JasonBeale)
Jason Andrew Beale (JasonBeale)
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
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Jason serves as the Animal Care Program Director for Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Penn State's nature center & outdoor learning lab. He oversees a volunteer training program, preparing students for their post-academic careers by learning to care for, train, and educate with a teaching collection of forty amphibians, reptiles, and raptors.

Upon his hire in 2014, Jason began restructuring the Animal Care Program to incorporate choice into raptor training, oversaw a complete redesign of Shaver's Creek Environmental Center's native wildlife zoo, and connecting the program to Penn State academic programs.

Starting his career as a volunteer and intern at Shaver's Creek in 1998, Jason has also managed Abbott's Mill Nature Center & the Milford Millponds Nature Preserve in Delaware, served as the Farm Naturalist at Aullwood Audubon Center & Farm in Ohio, and Wildwood Lake Sanctuary prior to his return to Shaver's Creek in 2014.

Jason is active in the IAATE & IATCB community, working to support other raptor programs restructuring their training and facilities.