I graduated in environmental science at Charles University in Prague. During my studies, I worked for an NGO focused on environmental education and developed my passion for new approaches and methods in education. I was lucky to attend several scholarships and training events abroad, including one year in educational institutions in the UK. This included Bristol Zoo, which is one of the most exciting places ever, especially when playing with a lonely lemur is part of your job! That was also when my ‘interpretation journey’ begin as I was really inspired by heritage interpretation in the UK.
In my job in the Centre for Modern Education (a Czech-based educational company) I was responsible for managing educational projects with key partners and big European projects. I created e-learning, educational games, materials and exhibitions that inspired thousands of people (including the educational content for an award-winning exhibition The story of Planet Earth in the Czech National Museum).
Currently I am working partly as the local coordinator of the international Ecoschool project and as a freelancer in the field of interpretation. Despite being Czech, I do not like beer, but I love good wine and coffee (and I am very excited about Brno’s great coffee scene!).
I am very excited to be part of the IE country coordinators team as I feel there is so much work to be done in our country. As Terry Pratchett said: ‘People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it’s the other way around.’