About this Speaker
Meghan Gardner is the founder of Guardian Adventures, which owns and operates innovative and educational events, training programs, and STEM summer camps. The youth and teen events are STEM/STEAM and story-based experiences where instead of watching movies or playing video games about heroes, mythological creatures, and mystery, the participants get to live the adventure. Guardian Adventures also provides curriculum and training development for making education exciting and memorable for adults and employees (including an OSHA training program for corporate lab safety which involves a zombie invasion). Translating High Tech to High Touch and Transmedia to Tactimedia (interactive touch media) are the company's core competencies by developing innovative and educational adventures to engage participants in a manner that improves understanding and retention.
Meghan's education is in Video Research from Syracuse University. Decades ago, she started a martial arts school for all ages. Then, as a self-described "Queen of Pivot" and due to her own daughters' interest, she hired a number of educators and created educational story-based adventures. These programs grew to become the primary business and now draw clients from around the globe.
Meghan is also a STEM Curriculum Designer for ST Unitas (the parent company of The Princeton Review), a story-based adventure designer for Royal Caribbean Cruises (providing educational adventures for their 6 million clients a year), a guest lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and other major universities, and an international speaker on the topic of Informal Education, Learning, and Training for all ages.
In her free time, Meghan volunteers for hospice and works with terminally ill patients of all ages as well as their families.