Margo Farnsworth is one of only nine Biomimicry Fellows in the world, and is currently engaged in a project using biomimicry as a model to restore coastal communities. She has extensive experience developing watershed organizations. During her 10-year association with the Cumberland River Compact in Tennessee, she led the effort to be one of the first 20 grant recipients of the EPA Targeted Watershed Initiative Grant in 2003. She has worked as a Naturalist, Science Teacher, Mammalogist and Park Ranger.
With degrees in Biology Education and Parks Administration, her work has been recognized from various disciplines including a State Resource Management Award of Excellence, the “Friends of the Fisheries” award, State Environmental Educator of the Year and the Freeman Tilden Award for Outstanding Interpretation. Margo is an adjunct professor at the Institute for Sustainable Practices at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, is passionate about community engagement to support the environment, and contributes her skills often to educate others about sustainability.