By Kelly Del Valle
Educator, Advocate, Communicator
Florida Springs Council
I am a teacher, photographer, and spring advocate whose love for wild Florida blossomed as I explored the Florida springs with my father all throughout childhood. Once I became a teacher, I realized that many students have no idea how special the state they live in really is. I began to use my photography for science communication, donating to
environmental protection groups and educational publications, fundraising, and other spring advocacy efforts. Currently, I run an online group called The Spring State, and I partner with the Florida Springs Council as a member of their Communications Advisory Board. It is my
hope to continue using my platform to share my passion for Florida spring protection, education, and advocacy.