News from the North Woods
Corrections from our last newsletter...a son, Enzo was born to former
Brasilian intern Charles Venturin and his wife Daniela; Brasilian intern Jacque Isoton and her husband had a baby girl. Congratulations were due to Roong Thompson on the birth of HER baby girl. Our apologies for those typos.
There are many benefits to volunteering your time and talents. You’ll meet new people, gain experience, build your skills and resume, while making a big difference to a non-profit like Audubon Center of the North Woods.
...former interns Elaine Thaines Bodah (Brasil) and Brian Bodah (US) who had a baby girl Anna in January.
Not only that, but you will also get to know us better and be able to enjoy the beautiful lakeside surroundings here at the Center.
...to former intern and ACNW Co-Director Katie Bloome and her husband, Rigel, on the birth of their son Will in January.
General Volunteer Opportunities
If you are an alumni and have some news to share about your life, please send an email to us at email@example.com – we’d love to share the info with our readers.
Did you know? Female mosquitoes can beat their wings up to 500 times per second...buzz, buzz, buzz
With our abundant thanks and best wishes, we send off our current interns onto new paths in life Jess Mack: “Over the summer I have a few summer jobs if I choose to do those but hopefully I won’t have to do those. I would like to travel over the summer. After that I am going to the University of Rhode Island for the next 2 years for a masters in conservation biology. That’s about it :)”
Megan Cook: “I will be staying on for a second year at ACNW as the Wildlife Apprentice and am
Noel Cockney: “My plan for the summer is leading a 4-week backpacking trip in Wyoming for
NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) for inner-city college students, as well as a 2-week backpacking and rock climbing trip in Seattle, WA. As for the fall, I am waiting to hear back from a few more NOLS opportunities, and heading back home to Canada to visit my family. Next spring I will be taking 6 months to hike the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) which stretches from the Mexico/USA border to the Canada/USA border!”
Anna Keenan: “After leaving the Audubon Center in June, I will be working as a Summer Naturalist at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, MN. In August, I will be enrolled at Vermilion Community College in Ely, MN. While there, I will be working towards my Associate’s in Fisheries and Wildlife Management. In the summer of 2014, I hope to begin working seasonally for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as a field naturalist/wildlife technician. My over-all goals are to advance my knowledge of the field on a more scientific level while continuing to pursue my passion of environmental education.” Troy Douglas: “The ever changing adventure of life continues as I will be stepping into the Intern Coordinator position, when Jessica Harguth heads off to get married in June! As it is a bitter sweet to witness a great friend leaving the Center for her next exciting journey, I am honored to follow her foundation and continue accelerating the intern staff experience. Finally, not forgetting to mention, I will continue with my positive teasing and endless fishing ;)”
Leeann Louis: “I will be attending UC Berkeley, to earn a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology. I will study how sunbirds (African/Asian hummingbirds) fly and how they survive at high altitudes. I plan to continue teaching at local nonprofits and hope to reach out to Oakland / San Francisco youth on the exciting world of science, the environment, and the outdoors.” Autumn Henry: “I will continue on at ACNW through the summer and then I plan on moving back to my hometown of Salt Lake City, UT. The future is an exciting unknown possibility, but it most definitely will include birds (especially raptors), as they are my life’s passion!” Chagh Xiong: “I am hoping to continue the wonderful world of environmental education at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton Georgia.” www.audubon-center.org
SPECIFIC- ongoing • IT assistance: on-call network troubleshooting, new server/network/workstation installations • Grant Research and Submission Assistance – search/research and apply for potential grant opportunities • Online Marketing Assistance - regular posting of events to online calendars, press release generation and distribution • Occasional Saturday front-desk and/or Dinner at the Lake host/hostess GENERAL HELP -ongoing • On-call teacher for EE programs • Belay climbers on climbing wall • Care of barn and wildlife • Transport orphaned/injured animals Buildings & Grounds - ongoing • Groom ski trails • Rake, weed whip, mow • Fill bird feeders • Cut/split firewood ON-SITE EVENTS • Kitchen assistance • Prep and clean up • Assist with Open House/Trail Run logistics
Adopt an Intern...
Whether home is an hour away or half the earth away, it is a treat for our interns to have a closer “family” to spend some time with. Though they have great meals, live next to the lake, and form a family with our staff, it is a welcome change to be off the Center grounds on occasion. If you are interested in matching up with one of our interns (meet them on page 8) for a home cooked meal, evening fish, relaxing at your house, puppy sitting for you, or whatever simple activity you like, then please let us know and we will send you their contact information. Call us at 320-245-2648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Thank you! 888-404-7743