In this age of internet, relentless communication, and what Richard Louv calls “Nature Deficit Disorder,” we all need to reconnect with our world; to bridge the growing gap between the web of life, and with the world wide web that occupies cyberspace (and could preoccupy our lives).
There are countless ways to connect with the natural world. The most valuable learning tends to be thru direct experience, immersion, observation. We will explore a few “tricks of the trade” that could serve as guidelines for the recreational learning and/or inspiration, that we call interpretation.
Dale was an Interpretive Naturalist at the Green Bay Wildlife Sanctuary before moving to Peoria, IL, where he worked for Peoria Park District. He served as Chief Naturalist at Forest Park Nature Center, then became Supervisor of Environmental and Interpretive Services. He and his wife, Mary (both alumni of UWGB), returned home to NE WI upon retirement and now live in Algoma.