ITHACA, N.Y.—Ithaca Children’s Yard has announced Candice Meade as its new chief, stating she will start off the career subsequent week. She replaces longtime Ithaca Children’s Back garden Government Director Erin Marteal.

Meade graduated from Cornell University in 2013, according to a press launch, and subsequently received her Master’s Diploma in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University in 2018. She formerly worked at the Institute for Conservation Management and the Annapolis Maritime Museum.

Candice Meade (Photo furnished)

“The mission and vision to provide inclusive, child-led character play and lifelong connections to the outdoors has drawn me to the Back garden and aligns with my passion to connect people today to nature. Specified the enthusiasm of the workers, Board eyesight and guidance, welcoming tradition, and programs for the long term, I know that becoming a aspect of ICG will convey worth, depth, and reason,” Meade stated. “I am grateful to sign up for a crew with these remarkable and dynamic suggestions and ideas for the Backyard garden.”