Access Nature Programs Advisory Board

Andra Snyder, MD

Dr. Snyder, a graduate of University of Michigan Medical School, completed her residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in child psychiatry at the University of Michigan as well. She had many years of experience as a staff psychiatrist at the Veterans Administration. Raising two sons in Lewisboro, she worked in community mental health and with the elderly in Westchester for over 14 years.

Andrea enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, gardening and spending time outside. She is glad to share my love of the outdoors by volunteering in the community with the Lewisboro land Trust and especially with the Access Nature Program.

Dr. Regina Toolin

Regina is an Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Vermont. Currently, she leads a statewide STEM education initiative that will serve K-12 schools. In addition, she directs a number of professional development projects for middle and high school science teachers for the Vermont DOE Math and Science Partnership and the NSF.

Dr. Toolin, a former middle and high school science teacher, has served as Regional Science Coordinator at BOCES/Northern Westchester, and Professional Developer for New City Public Schools. She has collaborated in the development of K-12 science curriculum, including Kids for Biodiversity, Science 21 and grades 6-12 math and science curriculum projects in Westchester County, New York City, and Vermont. Dr. Toolin has published research pertaining to science teaching and learning in Science Education, Science Teacher, International Journal of Science Education, Journal of Geoscience Education, and Journal of Science Education and Technology.