Meet the Burlington County Woman of the Week for February 8, Jennifer Bulava! Jennifer is the Lead Park Naturalist for the Burlington County Parks System. Jennifer is responsible for planning and conducting nature programs and all other aspects of environmental education for the public within the County Parks System. Her programming consists of outdoor, indoor, and virtual activities for people of all ages, including park visitors, schools, scouts, and local clubs/organizations. Jennifer also keeps a natural resource inventory of plants and animals within the Parks system and continually updates the lists by conducting scientific surveys throughout the seasons. She has worked for the Department of Resource Conservation for 20 years and for the Division of Parks for 13 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management with a specialization in Conservation and Ecology from Cook College, Rutgers University. In 2017, she was honored with the Outstanding Environmental Educator Award from the Alliance for NJ Environmental Education.
Jennifer has lived in New Jersey for all of her life and currently resides in the heart of the Pinelands. In her spare time, she loves to visit, hike, and photograph the National Parks with her husband. She is never without binoculars and a camera. Nature photography allows her to illustrate the diversity of life and scenic beauty we take for granted, while educating people about the importance of conservation and uses some of her photographs in the programs and lectures for the Burlington County Park System.