On Tuesday, November 15th, Bay College will host speaker Erin Lehnert, with her presentation, “Wildlife of the Galapagos Islands.” Erin is the daughter of Stella Hansen, Ph.D. and Pete Lehnert. She graduated from Kingsford High School, where she dual-enrolled at Bay College. She graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2012, and received a degree in Biology, with an Ecology concentration.
Erin currently works in Maine, as a wildlife biologist for Acadia National Park, but also works as a guide for Wildside Nature Tours, and it’s through Wildside Nature Tours that her Galapagos trip came about. Two seats opened up at the last minute, so Erin decided to go, and took her father, as well.
She definitely enjoyed her trip. “Never before had I been to a place that was so pristine, where, if I didn’t know better, I might be the first person to leave footprints. For me, the Galapagos was the true definition of wilderness: a place that was so untouched that the wildlife only saw me as a strange animal, and I could see no evidence of any who had walked there before.” We invite you to come experience the wilderness of the Galapagos Islands on Tuesday, November 15th, at 5pm EST. The presentation will be held in room MS123. For more information, please call 906.217.4051.