Stories from The Bird Lady (Virtual program)
Hear the story behind the recently published book, “Stories from the Bird Lady,” during this book talk program by Marsh Haven Nature Center director, Renee Wahlen. This 204-page book is a compilation of articles written over a 30-year period by raptor rehabilitator Barbara Harvey. The creation of the book was a four-year project that Renee started at the request of Barbara before her passing in 2016. This program will give a little history about Barbara Harvey and her work with the birds, the development of the book, a reading of Renee’s favorite story from the book, and a Q & A session.
Marsh Haven Nature Center
Renee Wahlen came on board as the executive director at Marsh Haven Nature Center in October 2011. With a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Renee had worked in print media for over ten years. During that time she started the Wisconsin Windstar Connection, an environmental education organization, and introduced the EARTHcamp program to the state. After receiving her Master of Arts degree in Transpersonal Psychology, with a concentration in ecopsychology, Renee pursued her interest in environmental work. Ecopsychology is the study of the connection between humans and nature using a psychological foundation. Renee is a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association of Interpreters, holds a permit through U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for educational raptors, is a member of the Wisconsin Association of Environmental Educators.