Board of Directors
Sonja Skelly has long been a fan of the Ithaca Children's Garden and is thrilled to be a part of this incredibly fun community resource. As a mom and West Hill resident, Sonja and her family enjoy the Garden almost every week. When not chasing her little girl through the mud of the Anarchy Zone or sitting in the birds' nest pretending to be a "mommy bird," Sonja is the Director of Education and Communications for Cornell Botanic Garden. She is passionate about connecting children to nature and studied the benefits of gardens to youth in Texas, Florida, and Mississippi before moving to Ithaca. She offers ICG expertise in public garden education, connecting children to nature, and public garden administration. Mostly though she is thrilled to contribute to such a dynamic organization and looks forward to helping the Ithaca Children's Garden mean as much to all children and families as it does to hers.