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“College Internship Completed at Asbury Woods”

Posted Sep 10, 2015

John Follador

The Asbury Woods Partnership and the Millcreek Township School District would like to thank 2001 McDowell graduate and Slippery Rock University senior, John Follador for a job well done and to wish him luck in his chosen career of Parks and Resource Management.John spent the summer at Asbury Woods working as an intern completing the hands-on, practical experience requirement of his course of study at SRU.

During his internship at Asbury Woods through the Millcreek Township School District, John worked on trail maintenance, landscaping, removing invasive plants, and learning about the operation of the Nature Center.He also prepared and taught a tree identification class to the Asbury Woods Explorer Post High School students. John’s main project was the native plant gardens around the building.John identified and marked the plant species and worked on creating a native plant garden map for educational programming and visitors.

The following is a summary of his experience in his own words:“I started my internship at Asbury Woods on June 1st and for the past two months I have learned a lot about my field of Parks and Resource Management.I have improved my communication skills and learned how much work actually goes into keeping the Nature Center running smoothly.It was a lot of hard work, but it was a whole lot of fun working with everyone at the Nature Center.You have made my time here very rewarding”.

John grew up just five minutes away from Asbury Woods.His father Greg is a retired Millcreek Township School District teacher.By attending Millcreek Township schools, John has been coming to Asbury Woods all his school life with his science and physical education classes. And, because he lived so close to the Center he would ride his bike to spend time exploring the woods and Walnut Creek.

Thank you, John for all your hard work this summer, and best of luck in the future!!!