Francesca Manheim

California State Parks Park Ranger and Interpreter
California State Parks


Francesca Henderson is a California State Park Ranger serving as the PORTS Interpreter at the Crystal Cove State Park location, where she teaches students grades K-12 about Tidepool Ecology and Habitat Restoration. In this role, Francesca translates complex scientific, historical and cultural concepts into a language that the general public can understand.

Prior to this, Francesca was a manager for the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach, CA where she taught hands-on marine science lessons to students of all ages. Before that, she worked for the Fire-Rescue Department of San Diego, where she educated children about beach safety, ocean environment and local marine life.


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