John Cawood

John Cawood is the Education Manager and has been with Openlands since 2013. He oversees Openlands’ Eco-Explorations program and the Birds in my Neighborhood program. Prior to working for Openlands, John developed environmental education programs for Park Districts in the Chicago region and served as an evaluator for environmental education programs throughout the Midwest. John is inspired by the natural beauty of the Great Lakes region and brings a passion for place-based education.


  • B.A., Biology, Albion College
  • M.S. Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

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