EACH CLASS OPENED NEW HORIZONS
Taking the Master Naturalist training is one of the best things that I have done as an adult. I knew going into it that I would learn a lot, but I had no idea how much. Each class opened up new horizons for me, encouraging further learning on the subject at hand.
AN OASIS & HIDDEN GEM
The Audubon Naturalist Society/Woodend Sanctuary is an oasis and hidden gem that our family loves to visit on weekends. When we discovered they have a preschool program we were even more thrilled. Our children are learning to enjoy and appreciate the earth and all its creatures. We love the emphasis on nature and the outdoors in every season.
SPIRIT, HUMOR & KNOWLEDGE
Stephanie (Mason), you were the consummate leader, making sure we were prepared and ensuring we could take advantage of the tremendous opportunity you made available to us (on our trip to Costa Rica). Your spirit, your humor, and your knowledge of birds and plants added immeasurably to the tour. Thank you so very much. Be assured the trip got all tens on the survey.
WHY ANS? MY DAD
My dad, Carl Henn, was always a naturalist. He spent all of his free time — all of it — teaching me to love the planet that sustains us, and fighting for its health.
ANS IS A GIFT TO CHILDREN
Under Susanne Ortmann’s wing, the 4-year-olds have taken seasonal nature hikes in our school’s backyard, learned how to use tools to observe nature, and documented information about the environment in their individual journals. The Audubon Naturalist Society’s program is a gift to children who might otherwise not have opportunities to engage with the natural world in their everyday lives.
LEARNING, FRIENDSHIP & FUN
Simply put, taking courses through the NHFS program has enriched my life with learning, friendship and fun! I have found wonderful nature mentors and friends. I expect my association with the Audubon Naturalist Society to be a lifelong source of outdoor learning and fun!
I LOVE VOLUNTEERING WITH ANS!
I love volunteering with ANS! I did “Salad Science” today with Katrina and Boris (the tortoise). The rain didn’t stop us and we had a blast. Katrina is so much fun! Thank you for your continued guidance and for letting me play a small part in the important work that ANS does. I will never be able to give back to ANS all that I feel ANS has given to me.