Museum Musings

Volunteer of the Month: August


This month, we are honoring a volunteer whose contributions expand beyond the walks of the Museum, Teri Wall.

In September, Teri Wall reach her second anniversary as both a Polaris volunteer and as a Forest Restoration Volunteer. With a background in environmental compliance and remediation, Teri is a natural fit for the Museum's Second Saturday Forest Restoration Program. As one of the original volunteers for this special program, she has dedicated herself to assisting the Museum with the arduous process of removing invasive plant species from Fernbank Forest and the Forest Overlook.

"It's not easy, but for Teri to do this for two years shows her commitment to ecology and to Fernbank," said Steve Place, who currently leads the Second Saturday Forest Restoration Program and was an original volunteer alongside Teri.

When she's not digging up English Ivy or volunteering in the Member and Volunteer Services office, Teri loves the outdoors, where she enjoys running, cycling, hiking or whitewater rafting.

Volunteering has been a lifelong passion for Teri that began when she was in 6th grade, helping in the library of her mother's school. 

For information on how to become a volunteer, call 404.929.6360 or

Learn more about "Atlanta's hidden gem," Fernbank Forest.

Written by Fernbank Museum at 09:02