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Volunteer of the Month: June

JUNE VOTM photo.jpgWe are pleased to honor Kate Marie Wiles as our June Volunteer of the Month. 

Kate Marie loves talking about science and meeting new people, which makes her an excellent fit for Fernbank. She began volunteering in August of 2013 and can usually be found interacting with young guests at one of our Discovery Carts or teaching visitors about fossils at the A Walk Through Time in Georgiakiosk—a task she also trains new volunteers to handle.

When not donating her time and talent to Fernbank, Kate Marie enjoys horseback riding (both jumping and dressage), hiking, and soccer. Volunteering allows Kate to feel more connected to the scientific community, which she really enjoys. But one of her favorite moments was being mistaken for a local evening newscaster.

“He was totally starstruck,” she said.

For information on how to become a volunteer, call 404.929.6360 or e-mailvolunteer@fernbankmuseum.org.

Written by Fernbank Museum at 11:17

Volunteer of the Month: March

Ellouise-Bryan.jpgWe are pleased to honor Ellouise Bryan as our March Volunteer of the Month.

Ellouise has been with Fernbank Museum since we opened on October 5, 1992! She joined us as a Greeter at Fernbank shortly after retiring from Dekalb Medical Center after thirty-one years as a nurse in the ER and ICU.

Ellouise loves working with people and especially loves to be where things are happening. In addition to volunteering as a Greeter each week, Ellouise also sings in a chorus group at a church in Rockdale county, where her late husband was a deacon. She has also volunteered with the Dekalb Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ellouise loves talking to our visitors, and one of her favorite memories from her time at Fernbank is a volunteer group trip to Charleston, NC.

For information on how to become a volunteer, call 404.929.6360 or e-mail volunteer@fernbankmuseum.org.

Written by Fernbank Museum at 16:54
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