founder & board president
As one of the founders of Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment I am very pleased that the dream lives on and only gets better with each passing year. Great strides have been made in relations with partners and hooking up with new ones to make our programs stronger.
WISE has hired students that grew up going through WISE programs. They have worked as a naturalist or volunteer in the summer season during or after college. Others have sought careers in natural resource fields. While others come back as mentors in the very programs that inspired them as youth. Our stewardship ethic has taken root and grown informed and sensitive leaders. It also inspires adults of all ages to contribute to the health of mother earth. Our mission, goals and vision are being realized year after year.
We attribute our great success to our dedicated staff, an engaged Board of Directors, strong partnerships, volunteers, corporate and foundation sponsors, and individual donors. We all work together as a team to inspire, bring understanding, and instill that stewardship ethic.
The dream I had in the 1980's looked a little different but the concept, message, and results remain the same. It does my heart good to be living that dream and experience its impact.
I invite you to step, or keep stepping, into this dream and make a difference, for this place, for the country, for the continent, for the world.
Learn from the earth, listen, and pay close attention with a quiet heart.