One part educator, two parts naturalist, and two parts bird nerd! Who says slow and steady wins the race? After years in the formal classroom, this educator has abandoned the indoors for the great outdoor classroom. Margie Menzies is the Naturalist at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, Schroeder, where she teaches Master Naturalist courses, provides programs, band birds and camps during the summer. She is also a Naturalist and Public Program Director for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth. During the rest of the year she is a freelance naturalist and education consultant working on a variety of projects, and supervises student teachers for UMD. She has a BA from Bethel University, and a MA from University of St. Thomas. Providing naturalist programming for the general public furnishes many colorful and meaningful experiences with every day on the job. She loves birds, loves rocks, loves learning, and loves sharing the natural world with people of all ages.