V-P of Communications, Friends of Nachusa Grasslands

Certified Interpretive Guide

Certified Interpretive Trainer

Master Gardener

Master's Degree in Natural Resources,

(Environmental Interpretation) 

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

      Speaking & Classes


​The Morton Arboretum

A Short History of Trees January 18

Nachusa Grasslands

Dragonfly Workshop  March 17

The Morton Arboretum

Beyond Brushcutting: Interpretation for Natural Resource Leaders

The Morton Arboretum 

Spring Wildflowers April 22, 26, and May  6

The Late Bloomers Garden Club of Elgin, IL

The Prairie's Frequent Flyers: Dragonflies and Damselflies April 27

Private Event  

The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction   May 6

​​The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)
  Steward's Brown Bag Lunch: The Schulenberg Prairie   ​May 9
The Morton Arboretum  (Lisle, IL)
  Advanced Prairie ID: The Schulenberg Prairie May 13
Downer's Grove Garden Club (Downer's Grove, IL)
  The Prairie's Frequent Flyers: Dragonflies and Damselflies   ​May 15

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)
 Prairie Wildflowers    June 10
Flewellin Memorial Library (Shabonna, IL)
  The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction (talk/book signing) June 13


The Morton Arboretum

  Steward's Brown Bag Lunch: Dragons and Damsels ​  June 20

Aldo Leopold "Building a Land Ethic" Conference  (Baraboo, WI)

  Writing for Natural Areas Managers and Volunteers   June 22-24

DuPage River Prairie Sierra Club (DuPage County, IL)

  Nachusa Grasslands' Bison and Wildflowers   June 25

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

  The Schulenberg Prairie: Past, Present, and Future  June 28

The Morton Arboretum  (Lisle, IL)

  Dragonflies and Daiquiris   August 1

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)
​  Prairie Ethnobotany   August 11

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL) 
  NAI: Certified Interpretive Guide Workshop     August 21-24

The Morton Arboretum/Nachusa Grasslands

  Nachusa Grasslands' Bison and Wildflowers   August 26

Tyndale House (Carol Stream, IL)

  The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction           August 31

Plainfield Public Library (Plainfield, IL)

  Autumn on the Prairie (with booksigning)       September 11

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

  Walk with a Naturalist: Autumn on the Prairie    September 15

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

Communication Skills for Outdoor Professionals  October 26

The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL)

Communication Skills for Outdoor Professionals   October 28


Late Bloomers Garden Club (Elgin, IL)

  Early Bloomers with the Late Bloomers Garden Club           March 22

Plainfield Public Library  (Plainfield, IL)

   Dragonflies: The Prairie's Frequent Flyers  ​May 14

Please check back as new events and classes are added!



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The Tallgrass Prairie Reader Edited by

John T. Price, University of Iowa Press, 2014

Writer, Speaker, Naturalist

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and experiences."

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