In the spring of 2017, Welty decided to add a part-time position for an Environmental Educator. This person would create and lead programs, help with camps, and allow our Program Director to focus on developing curriculum and partnerships for Welty. It was a bit of a gamble, financially, but it has paid off richly, because we can do so many more activities with schools, service organizations, libraries, and offsite locations. We have been so lucky to fill this position with enthusiastic, experienced people, who have been a great support to Aaron and a treat for our participants. (Below Darcy leads a Head Start field trip in January)
Tomorrow, we say a temporary good-bye to our current Educator, Darcy Lilla! Darcy came to Welty in December fresh from the excellent Environmental Education and Interpretation program at UW-Stevens Point, brimming with ideas for ways to connect folks with nature. She began doing some Saturday events to great success (Gourd Birdhouses!), and was a big help with our various winter field trips and Maple Sugar Fest.
This is a temporary good-bye
Have you checked out Welty’s YouTube channel? Darcy moved online in late March so Welty could continue providing nature connections with lessons on such topics as journaling, seed starting, and a great bird-watching fb live event…our most popular post since the goats!
Next week, she heads off to Glacier National Park, where she will work as a ranger all summer, on their interpretive staff. We don’t mind sharing her, though, because she will be back in October to jump back into our fall programming (whatever that looks like).
and we will see you in October!
We will miss you, Darcy, and hope you can give us an update from the mountains of Montana. Safe travels, and have a great summer!