Kristin Gies Ignites Passion for the Earth in Mequon Nature Preserve Visitors
Thiel Gies credits Milwaukee Area Technical College's landscape
horticulture associate degree program with "lighting the green fire" in
her nearly 15 years go. Now the executive director of the Mequon Nature
Preserve, one of her most fervent goals is to light that same fire in
the approximately 12,000 youngsters from southeast Wisconsin who visit
the preserve each year. For many, especially children from the central
city, it is their first chance to experience nature.