Jared Smith is is a Natural Areas Technician at The Parklands. He grew up on the western side of the bluegrass state in Hopkins County in the small town of Manitou situated amongst the trees and fields nearby. Jared found himself in Louisville after transferring to the University of Louisville, where he received a degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduation he chose to follow his love of the outdoors with education, to teach informally about nature and conservation efforts to help preserve it. He has now transitioned to help preserve nature at The Parklands full time. When not at the park, Jared enjoys getting to spend time exploring, whether that means venturing off for a hike or bike ride.
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