I have had the great fortune of serving as an aquatic educator for the Master Naturalist Program since its inception and have enjoyed that time helping the participants develop an understanding of Nebraska's rivers and streams and the variety of fish species that reside in those ecological systems. As board member of the Nebraska Wildlife Federation, we as a partner to the Master Naturalist program have enjoyed watching the the program grow. We marvel at the great talent coming from the program and the partner organizations are so grateful to drawn on their talents. I appreciate the opportunity to bring my ideas and expertise to the Master Naturalist Executive Board, having served on a number of organizations through the years. I see the Master Naturalist program at a critical stage for significant growth and expansion of instructional opportunities.