Team/Partners

Nature Connections Team Members include:

  • Julie Edwards-Upper Des Moines Opportunity Head Start
  • Jeani Eich-Retired Educator
  • Michelle Huntress-Upper Des Moines Opportunity Head Start
  • Vicki Hurley-Retired Educator
  • Michella Koppen-Upper Des Moines Opportunity Head Start
  • Marcie Lentsch-Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency
  • Mary Jean Montgomery-Retired Educator
  • Chris Oponski-Friends of Lakeside Lab
  • Deb Pratt-Upper Des Moines Opportunity Head Start
  • Dee Reed-Upper Des Moines Opportunity Head Start
  • Lisa Roti-Friends of Lakeside Lab
  • Jane Shuttleworth-Iowa Lakeside Lab Regents Resource Center
  • Connie Siebenbruner-Retired Educator
  • Mary Skopec-Iowa Lakeside Lab Regents Resource Center
  • Marsha Swanson-Creative Ventures
  • Joyce Vermeer-Northwest Area Education Agency
  • Denise Wasko-Retired Educator

School Districts/Organizations Participating in the 2019 Young Investigator Program:

Basics of Project Approach-Upper Des Moines Opportunity Head Start and Emmetsburg Community School District