Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hello from our Newest Intern

Hiking the Fox Glacier in New Zealand

My name is Ellen King and I am the newest Nature Net Intern! I just moved to the Madison area from Michigan (I’m not sorry) and am passionate about outdoor and environmental education. I am a two time AmeriCorps Alumnae from the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America).

This spring and what is left of winter, I will be working on Nature Net’s monthly newsletters to teachers and parents, Earth Day Bouquet, delivering Nature Net’s events to you, and much more!

Fun fact about me: In school, science was not my best subject, nor was it one I was interested in learning about. After spending several months completing ecological restoration in Southeast Wisconsin and Southern Iowa this past year, I can admit that my past prejudices against science are over. I have always been an outdoors-lover, but now find myself interested in topics like climate change (click for a past blog on climate change), restoration, and the use of herbicides and pesticides.
Learning how to use a Fire Extinguisher
I am so excited to be here! Comment below and be sure to let me know if there is something you would like to see!