Natureology Founder and Interpretive Programmer, Maureen Stine, was the proud recipient of two awards in 2016.
National Association for Interpretation, Region 4, Outstanding Part-Time Interpreter, 2016
Maureen with Dr. Cem Basman
Environmental Educator Certification of the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE), 2016
Maureen was also the recipient of three national awards in 2013.
Outstanding Educator of the Year
Project Learning Tree
Point Clear, Alabama, May, 2013
Nominated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Excellence in Conservation Education
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
with USDA State Conservationist, Garry Lee
Gaylord, Michigan, July, 2013
Nominated by the US Department of Agriculture
Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Education by an Individual
North American Association for Environmental Education
with naaee Executive Director, Judy Braus
Baltimore, Maryland, October, 2013
Nominated by the Chicago Park District
Maureen dedicates these awards to fellow park interpreter, Lynya Vila who is healing and restoring at home with her family in Northern Michigan. Lynya is a former interpretive park guide for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources at the Oden State Fish Hatchery in Oden, Michigan. She is a locally-celebrated skilled folk artisan and used her innovative approaches in interpretation to pioneer the facility’s existing interpretive services program. Lynya remains one of the finest & most inspirational park interpreters ever recruited by the agency. She’s also the coolest naturalist we know; she named all of her sons after national parks: Jasper, Bryce, & William.