In 1967, Lucy enrolled in the first class of the new Wellfleet Bay Audubon Sanctuary’s Day Camp. She loved everything about it and set her North Star on becoming a naturalist at age 8. Her curiosity was fed for 55 summers botanizing and birding around Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh.
Lucy majored in General Science so that she could take courses from Astronomy to Zoology. During her forty-year career, she has designed workshops, exhibits, curricula, courses, and certificate programs for a variety of conservation organizations, including the Oregon Museum of Natural History, Tall Timbers Research Station, North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, New England Wildflower Society, Rachel Carson Institute, Nicholas School of the Environment, Forest History Society, PBS North Carolina, NC State University, and NC School of Science and Math.
Lucy has published in newspapers and radio, writing a nature column “Native to Nauset” for The Cape Codder and founded the award-winning environmental radio program The Allegheny Front. She has been a member of the International Big History Association since 2012 and served as secretary, vice president, and president. Lucy earned a B.S. from the University of Oregon, a Master’s in adult education and information design, and a Ph.D. in natural resource policy from North Carolina State University.