Gareth Blakesley

Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens
Title: Director & Chief Naturalist
Phone: 708-361-1873
Gareth Blakesley

Gareth Blakesley, Lake Katherine's Director and Chief Naturalist, served as a field supervisor for a restoration ecology firm before coming to Lake Katherine. Prior to his field experience, Gareth spent nearly four years employed as a Biology Laboratory Supervisor and Aquatic Invertebrate Specialist at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Gareth received a Master's Degree in Tourism and Conservation from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England and a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology from the University of Wales in Aberystwyth, Wales. 

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