Sandy Mickey

Sandy Mickey

Sandy Mickey is the Park Ranger/Education specialist for Florida Panther and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuges in southwest Florida. She coordinates outreach, interpretation, wildlife recreation, special events and volunteers for both refuges. She obtained her B.S. degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from North Carolina State University in 2002 and her Master’s in Resource Interpretation from Stephen F Austin State University in 2010. She enjoys hiking, bird-watching, kayaking and watching football and basketball. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

In 2000. Sandy Mickey started at the MINWR in the Student Career Experience Program. After completing the
program in 2002, Sandy stayed on as a Permanent Park Ranger until 2004. From there she has served as Asst. Refuge Manager for Roanoke River NWR and as a Naturalist for the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary. She then moved to Austin, NV with husband Jay Mickey and enrolled in grad school at Stephen F. Austin State University. Sandy returned to Naples Florida in 2008 and became the Coordinator for the Florida Master Naturalist Program and attained her Masters Degree in Resource Interpretation. Sandy is dedicated to the cause of preserving Florida Panther. The species once roamed the entire southeastern United States; from Florida to South Carolina and Louisiana.  However, the panther was added to the Endangered Species List in 1967 and today the remaining population is isolated in South Florida.

Radio Shows featuring Sandy Mickey

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IZOD Indycar”s Simona de Silvestro, History of Catholicism & Panther Conservation

Simona de Silvestro driving in the Baltimore Grand Prix.  Photo:  Tonya Fitzpatrick On today’s show World Footprints explores the plight of the endangered Panther, we chat with one of the rising IZOD Indycar stars Simona de Silvestro, and we also view Catholicism through the lens with Father Robert Barron.  As … Read more  

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