Rebecca Woodland, TDM

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Nature Center Manager
(409) 880-3163
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Rebecca takes on a leadership role for the Tyrrell Park Nature Center (TPNC) where she is responsible for the strategy, development, coordination, and evaluation of all activities and operations of the Nature Center. Her primary duty as the Nature Center Manager is to supervise the operations of the Tyrrell Park Nature Center (TPNC). Rebecca is excited to lead this new interpretative center and looks forward to connecting our visitors with the natural environment with a special focus on the birds, bees, butterflies, and wildlife found in Beaumont, Texas.

Degrees / Certifications:

Master of Arts in History - Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Bachelor of Arts in French & Anthropology - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Certified Group Fitness Instructor - Zumba®, LaBlast Fitness®, BarreBasics™, WaterinMotion®, Spinning®
Texas Destination Marketer (TDM) - Texas Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus

Professional Affiliations:

Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (TACVB), Spindletop Rotary Club of Beaumont, Leadership Beaumont Alumni, Leadership Southeast Texas Alumni. Press Club of Southeast Texas

What do you love about Beaumont?

I love that Beaumont has so many museums and historical treasures plus a variety of cultural, visual, and performing arts options -- all within a few minutes. I so appreciate that there is little-to-no traffic in our wonderful city.

What is your favorite activity in Beaumont?

Dancing, of course! But I do love that I can kayak, bicycle, hike, or go to the beaches of the Gulf Coast all within a few miles of the City of Beaumont. Another new favorite is bird watching. 

What is your favorite season?

Spring - all of Beaumont's wonderful gardens are in bloom, plus it is boiled crawfish season. The weather is usually mild and warm for most of the year, which allows for many outdoor activities, festivals, and fun things to do.

What is your favorite space in Beaumont to host an event?

I like that our local attractions make great partners for special events, particularly in our downtown area, which is home to seven museums & historical theaters. This makes our “Museum Downtown Dine Around” an off-site specialty dining experience that can be coordinated for convention groups; but, The Beaumont Event Centre is one of the prettiest at night. Plus, it has a built-in dance floor. Need I say more?!

What is your favorite place to eat in Beaumont?

Any of our locally-owned restaurants, but two of my favorite local eateries: Katherine & Company and Two Magnolia’s Café (at the Art Museum). I eat lunch at one of these locales frequently.