HACKENSACK -- Deep Portage Conservation Reserve introduces its winter staff of teachers.
Four instructors will return for the winter school year session: Heather Nissen, Minnesota; Doug Furman, New York; Emily Schmitt, Pennsylvania; and Andrea Wedul, Minnesota.
The new residents are:
-- Sarah Aurbach, Arizona. She is originally from Minnesota, graduated from Northern Arizona University and has taught horse back riding.
-- Bridget Seegers, Wisconsin. She has a biology degree from Carlton. She taught water-skiing in southern Wisconsin this summer.
-- Johanna Skibsrud, Nova Scotia. She has a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Toronto.
-- Heidi Hennen, Minnesota. She has a bachelor of science degree in animal ecology from Iowa City. She worked at a nature center in Minneapolis.
Deep Portage has five part-time teachers who will be available on-call:
-- Thom Bergstrom, Twin Cities. He teaches music in the Pine River and Backus area.
-- Heather Roensch, Twin Cities. She has a bachelor of arts degree in studio art, her real estate license and spent last year at a wilderness living school in Maine.
-- Bo Wilke is an environmental education consultant and a graduate of Bemidji State University.
-- Harley Kaiser is a regular part-time instructor who has taught many kids to read a map and compass.
-- Erik Lindquist is a former instructor at Deep Portage.
-- Jason Edens is another former instructor.
Deep Portage buildings will be closed Sundays through September.
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