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Susan Kains Ahearn

Susan Kains Ahearn, American environmental educator. Grantee, Ohio Biological Survey, 1982; grant, National Audubon Society, 1972-1978.


  • Ahearn, Susan Kains was born on January 27, 1951 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Archibald Sherwood and Eleanore (Larkby) Kains.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Bowling Green State University, 1972. Master of Science in Natural Resources, Ohio State University, 1978. Student, University Minnesota, 1975.

      Master of Education, Columbia University, 1987.


    • Document analyst, environ, education, science education Educational Research Information Clearinghouse SMEAC Center Ohio State University, Columbus, 1979—1980. Environmental education specialist Ohio Department Natural Resources, Columbus, 1981—1982. Nature preserves manager Ohio Department Natural Resources East Central Ohio Preserves, Columbus, 1982—1984.

      Director school programs Museum Long Island Natural Sciences, State University of New York-Stony Brook, 1984, instructor environment and peace, since 1987. Document analyst international urban education Educational Research Information Clearinghouse/CUE Center Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, 1985—1986. Teacher special programs Center for Science & Industry, Columbus, 1979—1980.

      Co-director, teacher Metropolitan School Columbus, 1980. Teaching assistant wildlife Ohio State University Department Wildlife, 1976—1978. Educational consultant Glen Helen Smithsonian Exhibition Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1981.

      Group leader Hobson Conference, Episcopal Diocese Southern Ohio, Dayton, 1983. Member peace & social justice committee Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, 1986. Advisory, volunteer Center Peace St. Stephens, Columbus, 1982—1984.

      Advisory wildlife department Muskingham Area Technology College, Zanesville, Ohio, 1983—1984. Member planning committee United Nations, 1988.


    • Author: Nature Preserves and Other Wild Edibles, 1981, The Imagination Books of ODNR, anti-coloring books on ecology, 1981-1982, environment, peace and justice, 1982-1983. Director: National Film Festival for Peace and Justice, Washington, 1983, North America Association Environmental Education Film Festival on Environment, 1982, Silver Bay, New York.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member of Association Women Science, International Families Through Adoption, Latin American Parents Association Long Island Chapter, Nature Conservancy International Programs, American Nature Study Society, World Council Curriculum & Instruction, North America Association Environmental Education, National Science Teachers Association, New York Academy of Sciences.



    Music, skiing, backpacking, photography.


    • Married Mark Joseph Ahearn, June 24, 1978. Children: Andrew Agustin, Ian McMillan.
    • father: Archibald Sherwood Kains
    • mother: Eleanore (Larkby) Kains
    • spouse: Mark Joseph Ahearn
    • children: Andrew Agustin Ahearn
    • Ian McMillan Ahearn
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    Born January 27, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1972
      Bowling Green State University
    • 1978
      Ohio State University
    • 1975
      University Minnesota
    • 1987
      Columbia University
    • 1976 - 1978
      teaching assistant, wildlife Ohio State University Department Wildlife
    • 1979 - 1980
      Document analyst
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1979 - 1980
      teacher, special programs Center Science & Industry
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1981
      educational consultant, Glen Helen Smithsonian Exhibition Yellow Springs
      Ohio, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      environmental education specialist, Ohio Department Natural Resources
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1982 - 1984
      nature preserves manager, Ohio Department Natural Resources East Central Ohio Preserves
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1984
      director, school programs Museum Long Island Natural Sciences
    • 1985 - 1986
      document analyst, international urban education Educational Research Information Clearinghouse/CUE Center Teachers College
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