Cub Scouts, are you ready to get WILD?
Pack up your lunch and join us this Saturday for a short hike at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. We will be meeting at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station, getting a brief introduction from the Field Station staff, and heading over to the refuge to take a guided nature hike. Cubs will have the opportunity to learn all about the plants, animals, and the whole ecosystem of the refuge. Requirements from the NOVA WILD Award will be the focus. Hikes will be led by some highly qualified and trained Field Station employees under the leadership of Mike Hillman, Adult & Family Education Coordinator.
Register now before it’s too late!
Mike Hillman – Adult & Family Education Coordinator
Growing up in Michigan, where you are never more than 6 miles from a lake, Mike is very at home by the water. He spends most of his time outdoors either hiking, birding, kayaking, backpacking, camping, snorkeling, or scuba diving. Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Michigan State University with coursework across the fields of biology, ecology, and environmental science. It was during this time in college that he found his two favorite passions; wildlife watching and educating others about the natural world. From then on, he has focused his career on sharing his enthusiasm for science and nature with his audiences. He has worked for multiple zoological institutions including Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the John G. Shedd Aquarium, and most recently the Fort Worth Zoo. Mike has traveled to numerous state and national parks, the rainforests of Costa Rica, and the coral reefs of the Bahamas. While his favorite species to find are birds, any “new-to-him” creature is sure to ignite his excitement