Hello C.A.P.! My name is Madeline Bachner and I am the new CAP teacher. I am so excited to be instructing the CAP class this year! We are going to have a great time learning about local ecology, natural history and environmental issues, along with survival and outdoor skills. I cannot wait to see what issue we choose to create a community action project around! Thanks for your interest in CAP. Let’s make CAP #26 a great one!
A little bit about me: I grew up in the Sugar Creek Valley in Western Indiana. I received a B.A. in biology from Earham College in Richmond IN, in 2002. I then moved to Maine to live by the ocean (life long dream!) and teach natural history. I worked with the Chewonki Foundation in Maine for four years leading wilderness trips and teaching with rehabilitated wildlife before getting my Masters of Science in Environmental Education with the Audubon Expedition Institute through Lesley University. That led me to Jackson, Wyoming and the Teton Science Schools. I learned to ski, fell in love with the mountains and led wildlife interpretation trips in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. I moved to Boulder in May to teach CAP and try out a bigger city (while still being close to mountains). In my free time I telemark ski (if its snowy) and road bike (if it is not), I love hiking, cooking, paddling and playing with my dog.
I am eager to get to know all of you at New Vista……say hi, get involved, leave comments, ask questions and think and act positively!
Yours in adventure,