Tracy Kay: CEO
Stamford, CT – Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens has announced Tracy Kay as its next CEO. Most recently, Kay served as Executive Director of the Westchester Children’s Museum at Rye Playland. He began his museum career as Director of the Rye Nature Center and then served as Executive Director of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia before being appointed Deputy Commissioner for Museums in Nassau County New York.
He has served on the adjunct faculties at Swarthmore College and Arcadia and Temple Universities, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental education, field natural history and ecology. Kay was also a Founding Member and first President of the Association of Nature Center Administrators and has served as a field reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums, and peer reviewer and grant panelist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens features 93 acres in North Stamford and offers outstanding educational opportunities for people of all ages, including students attending Stamford Public Schools. Visitors are encouraged to explore the hiking trails through forests of Notable & Champion Trees, the Red Maple Wetland ecosystem, and other collections that include the Melquist Rhododendron Collection and the Kate and Robert Bartlett Magnolia Collection. The Bartlett Arboretum also serves at-risk inner-city children through both onsite and outreach initiatives and is known for its adult education programs.