One part educator, two parts naturalist, and two parts bird nerd! Who says slow and steady wins the race? After years in the formal classroom, this educator has abandoned the indoors for the great outdoor classroom. Margie is a part-time Naturalist at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, in Schroeder, MN where she teaches Master Naturalist courses, and bands birds. She is also Education Director for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth.and periodically supervises student teachers for UMD. She has a BA from Bethel University, and a MA from University of St. Thomas. Providing naturalist programming for the general public furnishes many colorful and meaningful experiences with every day on the job. She loves birds, rocks, learning, and sharing the natural world with people of all ages.