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.
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."
Sara Swenson, Seasonal Interpretive Naturalist Why I love my job:
I grew up playing outside. I eventually realized my own interest in environmental issues and the natural sciences comes from my childhood experiences being outdoors and learning about the world around me, and working as a naturalist allows me to play a part in providing that foundation for others. I love helping to spark that connection to our (not just “the”!) environment in people, a connection that leads to questions, curiosity, and lifelong discoveries about the amazing world all around us. I especially love working with kids, in no small part because I have always remained a kid at heart.
Q: What do you get from sitting on a frozen lake for too long?