Sarah is the naturalist and operations coordinator at the nature center. Sarah attended Central Michigan University where she earned a bachelor’s degree majoring in biology and natural resources. She stayed at CMU to earn her master's degree in conservation biology where she studied wolf depredation ecology on sheep and cattle farms in the Upper Peninsula. She has extensive experience in the field and in the classroom. Sarah enjoys working with St. Clair County's area students and residents.
Monique attended the University of Michigan’s Flint campus, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in biology. She volunteered with the nature center when it opened in 2003. She volunteered and worked as a part-time naturalist at the nature center until becoming a full-time environmental educator in 2021. Monique enjoys sharing her passion for nature with students, volunteers, and visitors of all ages. You’ll find her outdoors, hiking, birding, and photographing Michigan’s flora and fauna when not at work.
Meet Lucy Morris
Meet the the newest member of the PRNC team, Lucy Morris. She is a senior from Yale High School enrolled in RESA's Technical Education Center (TEC) as a work-based student. Lucy plays defense for Yale's varsity girls soccer team, is captain of the color guard as well as a phenominal singer. Lucy grew up on the west side of the United States in Washington, always playing outside and camping with her family. Her love for nature led her to this program at the Pine River Nature Center where she is enjoying every moment! Lucy plans on following her passion for nature as she continues to pursue a career as a DNR Officer or a Park Ranger after she graduates high school.