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Serving the Kids of the Great Lakes Basin since 1995

Recognition

Natureology Founder and Interpretive Programmer, Maureen Stine, was the proud recipient of two awards in 2016.

National Association for Interpretation

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

Environmental Educator Certification of the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education

Maureen was also the recipient of three national awards in 2013.

Project Learning Tree

Outstanding Educator of the Year

Project Learning Tree

Point Clear, Alabama, May, 2013

Nominated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

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

North American Association for Environmental Education

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.

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