Kelly Rundell

 
Conservation Office
Title: Naturalist
Phone: 319-753-5808
Rundell


Education and professional background 
B.S. Environmental Education/Interpretation, minor in Youth Programming and Camp Management from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Professional experience

  • Walking Mountains Science Center
  • Student Conservation Association

Certifications/Affiliations

  • National Association for Interpretation
  • Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education
  • Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education
  • Iowa Association of Naturalists
  • Leave No Trace
  • Wilderness First Aid

Employed with DMCC since July 2018

Why did you choose this particular line of work?

I was fortunate enough to grow up exploring many different forms of outdoor recreation. I think it is important for people, kids in particular, to be outside taking new risks and trying new activities. I want people to understand that we can protect our natural resources and use them at the same time.

What do you like most about your job? 

I love that I get to be outside most days. I get to see people conquer fears everyday whether it is holding a bug or getting into a canoe for the first time.
 

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