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Bob Tarter, wildlife biologist and owner of NHECM, is the primary wildlife programmer. Since the beginning of NHECM in 2005, Bob has offered and presented many varied wildlife exhibits all while presenting different elementary, middle school and high school curriculum with foundations in biology and life science,

geography, social studies and even

foreign languages.

Contact Bob directly at bob@nhecm.com or

(800) 788-0458.

Joining NHECM in the Summer of 2015, Shawna Adams has been a teacher for 11 years for general science, biology and chemistry courses for grades 7-12 in West Tennessee.  She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Biology, from Murray State University and also has worked as a vet tech for almost ten years.  She is passionate about the need to educate the younger generation about the natural world and practices this passion already with many “classroom pets” in her Bradford Elementary school room.  She has seen first hand how children (& adults) can learn and appreciate animals more by experiencing them up close.     

Josh Justice, NHECM’s other primary programmer, is currently a senior at University of Tennessee at Martin, majoring in wildlife biology.  Josh has a background with over eleven years in the Navy as a nuclear trained Machinist Mate first class, but is excited to pursue this opportunity to share his fascination with animals, especially reptiles, to audiences all over.  With over 20 years experience handling reptiles and amphibians, he has regularly provided wildlife outreach presentations to many local schools & organizations as well as working with inner city youth through the Great Outdoors University in Memphis, TN as well as many nature & conservation events.

Bob Tarter with Bobcat

Shawna Adams with Fennec fox

Josh Justice with Black Headed Python