UW-Green Bay interns and alumni highlighted in Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve ‘Dunesletter’

UW-Green Bay interns and alumni were featured in the Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve newsletter, the “Dunesletter,” (Summer 2022, volume 188).

“Thankfully, the two of us (Woodland Dunes and UW-Green Bay), have similar missions in mind. It’s fitting that an organization such as ours with a dual purpose: to preserve our habitat and to educate the public on the importance of nature, would fall in line with the mission of Eco U,” writes Communication Coordinator Nancy Nabak. “What inspired me while listening to the chancellor speak was his enthusiasm for making positive change for our natural resources on the Green Bay, the lakeshore, and in Manitowoc County.”

Rebecca Abler, board member of Woodland Dunes, and professor of Water Science at the Manitowoc campus, stated that Environmental Science students can complete their major through a blend of face-to-face courses, online/ hybrid courses, and the option to take courses on the Green Bay campus. Students can also get involved with research that will have significant impacts in our local region. “Our research focuses on analyzing the status of water quality in Lake Michigan tributaries in Manitowoc County (5 southern creeks and the Little Manitowoc River).

Woodland Dunes comes in. Woodland Dunes has employed summer interns from UW-Green Bay for decades and the match has been beneficial for both entities. This year, Woodland Dunes will be hiring three interns from the UW-Green Bay system: Nadia Neziri, Grace Schumacher, and Andrea Auel. Their areas of focus will be on the planting of 2,500 trees, removing invasive species, and creating suitable habitat for the endangered rusty patch bumblebee (which has been found on our Preserve) and other pollinators.

Former intern, Kennedy Zittel, a 2020 Environmental Science and Geoscience graduate of UW-Green Bay, is now the Assistant Naturalist here.

Read the full story, here: 2022 188 WD News Summer – Volume 188_10 WEB.