Presque Isle & Des Moines, IA

Background and Interests

I grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee, graduated from UW-Madison and earned an MS from UW-M. We (husband Bob) have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. We live ½ the year in Wisconsin and the other ½ in Des Moines.

Reasons for signing up for this program

To continue learning about our beautiful environment and to update my AIS (Aquatic Invasive Species) information.

Specific naturalist areas of interest

I’m a retired kindergarten teacher and I’ve developed an AIS program for young children. Learning more information and ways to present it will be a great help to me.

What has been the highlight of your WIMN training?

The field trips and hands on activities. Wow! I have learned so much from knowledgeable professionals who made learning fun!

My nature slogan that might change the world!

All things bright and beautiful, all things wise & wonderful, the Lord God made them all. We are the stewards of this beautiful world.