We’re passionate about education and safety.
The educators at The St. Augustine Alligator Farm are highly-trained zoo education instructors. All staff have passed federal background checks. For public programs, we maintain a 1:12 ratio at all times while the children participate in supervised activities throughout their stay. During school programs, it is the responsibility of the chaperones to maintain proper student behavior.
Curator of Education
Katie is the Curator of Education and started the education department in February 2008. Katie grew up in Maryland along the banks of the Chesapeake Bay. She learned to love the outdoors from her father who is an avid fisherman, spending countless hours with him on his boat.
She received her Bachelor of Science from Coastal Carolina University in Marine Science. After graduation, she gained experience as a Naturalist at Myrtle Beach State Park, while also substitute teaching in the off season. She also participated in a graduate internship through Antioch College at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center in Yellow Springs, Ohio. From these experiences, her passion for informal education grew. She attended Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida where she earned her Master’s of Science in Environmental Education.
Katie worked for the Education Department at Brevard Zoo for three years before moving to St. Augustine to take her current post. In her spare time, Katie is a crafting fiend, spending most of her creative juices on knitting. She also enjoys watching TV, video games and not doing laundry. Katie and her husband Jerry have recently purchased their first house and hope to become longtime residents of St Augustine.
For more information, contact Katie Girvin at
(904) 824-3337 ext. 29 or email@example.com.