July 2014 Volunteer of the Month, Margaret Wohler: It’s in Her Nature

Jul 2, 2014

This month we would like to recognize the amazing Margaret Wohler as our volunteer of the month! As a professional Park Naturalist for Fairfax County, she has been a Godsend  for our Kids Club excursions to Huntley Meadows Natural Park. As leader of these nature outings, she teaches our kids about the beauty of the environment and how to explore natural habitats through sketching and painting. During these lessons, she provides every student with a personal art kit to document their observations, which they can keep for future excursions. Recently she led our mentee-mentor outing to Dora Kelley Nature Park. Everyone had fun sketching the gorgeous environment. Additionally, Margaret brought fish nets for the kids to catch some critters in the river. Everyone had a blast! Margaret is a natural with kids, bringing energy, wonder and fun to all the trips she’s led for Casa Chirilagua. We are so thankful for volunteers like Margaret who provide our kids with new and exciting experiences. Thank you, Margaret!

View photos of the trip to Dora Kelley Nature Park.

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