New Regional Advocates and Volunteers

As a statewide organization, MAEE tries to serve EE professionals throughout the state, but we can’t be everywhere at once, so we need your help! We would like to express our gratitude to our new Regional Advocates: Kayla and Forrest; and new Advocacy volunteer, River!

Welcome to our Northwest Regional Advocate Kayla Rauchwarter, based in Detroit Lakes, MN! Kayla is currently in graduate school for fishery management at American Military University. She was previously involved in outdoor recreation and led hikers and climbers out in Seattle, WA. She thinks environmental education offers the skills necessary for people to live as one with the world and hopes to become a strong educator in her fishery management career. In her free time, Kayla enjoys climbing, kayaking, hiking, reading and spending time with her family at the farm and outdoors! Kayla says, “Becoming a regional advocate offered me a step in the direction towards my career goals!”

Welcome to our Central and Southeast Regional Adovcate Forrest McKnight. Bio coming soon. Thank you for your commitment, Forrest.

Welcome to our Advocacy volunteer, River Ostrow. River graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2014 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and English. After graduating, she worked at outdoor education centers teaching science classes and spent a year as a farm-to-school coordinator in a small town in Vermont. Now that she has returned to her hometown, St. Paul, she is eager to find ways to get involved in the movement to enhance every child’s connection to our environment. River is excited for the opportunity to help advance the mission of MAEE in any way she can.

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