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Review for Au Sable Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The years I spent at Au Sable were life transformational for me. The depth of relationships formed there have led to lifelong friendships, and I even met my future spouse at Au Sable! In addition, being able to share the wonder of nature with others and being able to teach the importance of being good stewards of creation was truly a joy. Even though I never enrolled in any college courses at Au Sable, the evironment on campus was one that fostered continued learning and growth for me (through the combination of faculty and student and visiting guest interactions, lectures, field trips, library resources, opportunities to explore the natural environment through a variety of means, modeling of stewardship practices, and practicing teaching skills.)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

two people I recently encountered who attended Au Sable years ago on elementary school field trips. Those single day environmental ed and living history experiences apparently made a lasting impact on these two people who vividly remember them.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way so many people's lives (my own included) have been deeply impacted by their experiences at Au Sable--whether through a 2-month internship, a 5-week college course, a weekend retreat, or a 1-day school field trip.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding! They are people who serve as models and mentors to the next generations, and they are willing to share their lives with students as they help facilitate learning and growth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Former staff & I served as an environmental ed instructor for the community program and worked as maintenance staff.