Mike Maher, Director Why I Love my Job: Springbrook Nature Center is the perfect place to explore and appreciate the beauty, wonder and science of nature. As a City of Fridley park, we serve the residents of Fridley through a wide variety of education and recreation opportunities. Our location also connects us with visitors from throughout Minnesota and across the globe as our park is recognized as a critical habitat and watershed in the Twin Cities metro area. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to dedicate my career to the goal of connecting our many visitors and program participants with the natural world.
Jan Swanson, Administrative Program Assistant Why I love my job: I have had the pleasure of being Springbrook's Admin.Program Asst. for more than 20 years. During these years I have had the privilege of sharing this "special place" with so many people. Working with countless volunteers, parents of excited children, nature enthusiasts and a warm caring staff makes each and everyday worthwhile.
Deep Thoughts: A healthy ecosystem working together reveals its beauty in nature. Families and friends sharing time together at Springbrook reveals its worth. Email Jan Tara Rogness, Interpretive Program Supervisor Why I love my job: What could be better than being able to spend time outside with kids? I feel very lucky to be on staff at Springbrook, it is a warm community of people, and I am very proud of the work that is accomplished here.
Favorite Nature Quote:
"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." Ralph Waldo Emerson Email Tara
Curtis Pribula, Maintenance Why I love my job: I see myself as contributing to the team that maintains this jewel in our metropolitan area. It is a privilege to be so close to nature and the quiet.
Favorite Quote: "Listen to the earth and it will teach you."
Brynn Johnson, Interpretive Naturalist Why I love my job:
I love being close to nature and seeing wildlife at Springbrook. Teaching kids about nature is an added bonus!
"I now walk into the wild." Chris Mccandless, Into the Wild, bu John Krakauer