UW Student Selected for First Natural Leaders Legacy Camp

October 9, 2012
People kayaking
Participants at Natural Leaders Network Legacy Camp take to the river on kayaks after a busy day of training and youth-led discussions.

University of Wyoming student Kristen Schulte was among 24 participants in a five-day outdoor adventure at Harpers Ferry, W. Va.

A second-year graduate student pursuing an M.S. degree in natural science education and environmental & natural resources, Schulte transferred to UW from the Teton Science School, a UW partnership program. She was selected by the Children & Nature Network and its Natural Leaders Network to attend the first Legacy Camp training. Participants from 16 states, Puerto Rico and Canada were selected from more than 100 applicants.

A native of O'Fallon, Mo., Schulte was selected for the training based on five characteristics: leadership experience; outdoor and environmental organization experience; passion for the Natural Leaders Network mission; strength of references; and the potential of her experience to benefit the Natural Leaders Network.

“We were amazed by the talents of the people who will join our core group of leaders,” says Leslie Cook, Legacy Team coordinator. ”Their experience and capacity to connect children to nature will lead us to another year of excellence.”

The Children & Nature Network connects children, their families and communities to nature through ideas, resources and tools, collaboration and support of grassroots leadership.

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