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Meet Graduate Naturalist Caroline Urban

April 11, 2020

By Jolene Brink

Jolene is part of the Wolf Ridge marketing team. Her favorite season is the North Shore of Minnesota right about now.

Caroline Urban was a Wolf Ridge Graduate Naturalist from 2018-2020.

“I currently work as an Environmental Education Teacher at North Shore Community School in Duluth, MN.

I decided to participate in the Graduate Naturalist Program after I graduated college, starting in 2018. I had done some informal teaching and knew I liked it, and was interested in improving my teaching skills while using my biology degree to learn more about the ecology of the North Shore.

Along with being a naturalist I focused on the bird banding program at Wolf Ridge and now have a sub-permit to band birds.

Three years later, I cannot imagine where I would be if I hadn’t spent two years at Wolf Ridge. My work experience set me up for many incredible experiences, including spending a summer bird banding in New Mexico, and in my current role as the Environmental Education teacher at North Shore Community School.

I am lucky that my professional interests align so well with the Wolf Ridge program, but it’s the community that immediately comes to mind when I remember Wolf Ridge. I know the memories and friendships I made will be with me forever.”