Sean Higgins

Interpretation and Education Manager, North Carolina State Parks
Raleigh, North Carolina

Sean Higgins is the interpretation and education manager with the North Carolina State Parks system. During his eight years managing interpretive programs, curriculum, and exhibits, the North Carolina State Parks system has been recognized as the N.C. Environmental Education Partner of the Year and received two awards from the National Association for Interpretive Media for the Junior Ranger Program and the Lake James Holly Discovery Trail. Higgins holds a Master of Zoology from Miami University and a Bachelor of Biology from Virginia Tech. He is a N.C. Certified Environmental Educator and a Certified Interpretive Trainer with the National Association for Interpretation. He has previously served as a 4-H youth development agent, director of school programs with the National Audubon Society, and conservation program manager for the San Francisco Conservation Corps. Higgins served on the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation’s Kids in Parks Advisory Committee from 2011 through 2015. He makes it a priority to take at least two Blue Ridge Parkway camping excursions each year with his wife and three children.