I have worked with Woldumar Nature Center on several water quality monitoring events for approximately three years; however, Woldumar has been coordinating the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) program locally since 1995. They have done a phenomenal job, involving several local students over the years. The students love the program because they are able to get a hands on approach to understanding water quality.
As a docent, I had the chance to show children and adults alike, all of the importance's that nature had on our history. I was able to demonstrate how certain foods (natural) were homemade; such as apple sauce and stews. It was interesting to see how people reacted to apple sauce that was homemade from apples with no pesticides that weren't necessarily
What a gem! I love volunteering here. There is so much to enjoy. The walking trails wind through the forest and to the river or through the prairie and to the wetlands. There are always educational events taking place. The herb garden is next to the historic 1860s log cabin and has a charming log bench where visitors can sit and enjoy the fragrance of the plants that might have been used by the Moon family who lived in the log cabin. Woldumar is a door into nature and environmental education and preservation.