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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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Music, skiing, backpacking, photography.


Married Mark Joseph Ahearn, June 24, 1978. Children: Andrew Agustin, Ian McMillan.

Archibald Sherwood Kains

Eleanore (Larkby) Kains

Mark Joseph Ahearn

Andrew Agustin Ahearn

Ian McMillan Ahearn