If it sounds like a team of superheroes, in a way, you’re right – they’re The Wild Center’s first four Museum Fellows.
Connecticut natives Nicole Morin and Rachel Orzechowski, Midwesterner Jake Osborne, and Ben Trowbridge of Baldwinsville, N.Y., began the new, year-long program earlier this year. While they’re here, they’ll get nearly 200 hours of intensive training in exhibit development, visitor engagement, Adirondack history, and more.
What they’re most looking forward to, though, is working directly with the 140,000-plus people who come to The Wild Center every year – as well as getting closer to the fish, birds, reptiles and other animals that are part of the family here.
The Wild Center Museum Residency Fellowship is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.