Meet our 2022 Creek Camp Staff!

Summer is nearly here and so are Creek Camps!

We are looking forward to going on many outdoor adventures with this year’s campers and summer naturalists…but before we do, we’d like to introduce you to our education team:

Emily Roediger

Senior Naturalist

Emily Roediger is originally from Rochester, Minnesota. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with majors in Biology and Environmental Studies and minors in Geology and Music, and has an environmental education graduate certificate from Hamline University. She has over 4 years of experience with multiple environmental education organizations and has been a Naturalist at the Nature Center since 2016. Emily enjoys being outside whether she’s hiking and exploring new places, camping, playing tennis, bike riding or even just sitting!

Andria Cossolotto

Education Manager

Andria Cossolotto, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, came to Indian Creek Nature Center in May of 2016 having previously been a naturalist in western Iowa. As a staff Naturalist at ICNC, Andria leads school field trips and camps, helping to instill the love of nature in future generations. In her spare time, Andria works to help improve pollinator habitats and enjoys getting outdoors with her husband and two children whenever possible.

Alaina Allen

Summer Naturalist
Alaina Allen is currently enrolled at Kirkwood and will be going to the University of Wisconsin Steven’s Point to study Environmental Education in the fall. She has a cat named Biscuits, who she enjoys taking to parks.

Mary Yoder

Summer Naturalist

Mary Yoder is a current student of biology and secondary education at Coe College. She is interested in environmental education and has been involved with Indian Creek Nature Center for a couple of projects on curriculum and outreach for the past several months. Mary is excited to work on education through the nature center this summer and share her love of the outdoors with visitors and students.

Zelda Siegel

Summer Naturalist

Zelda Siegel is from Cedar Rapids and grew up riding the Cedar Valley Nature Trail and visiting Indian Creek with her family. She traveled to Georgia for college, and is currently perusing a degree in Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. Zelda spends her free time riding her bike, painting pictures, and hanging out with her family.

Creek Camps are offered in June, July & August. At Creek Camp, our naturalists guide children in exploring the outdoors, learning about wildlife, enjoying unstructured play, practicing outdoor skills, observing the wonder of nature and enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Creek Camp helps foster a connection to the outdoors that lasts a lifetime! Many camps are full for this year, but a few camps still have availability. See remaining availability and register here.
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