And That’s a Wrap

by Carl Strang

Yesterday was my last day as a working man. I retired after a 34+ year career with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, which followed 5 years as a biology professor, which followed the Ph.D. graduate fellowship. I have been employed ever since I began a part-time job in my mid-teens, except for a summer break after my junior year in high school for a National Science Foundation study program at Purdue. The District allowed several roles, for instance:

As Fun Gus…

As Fun Gus…

As Helmut Frankenstein, president of the University of Notre Dead…

As Helmut Frankenstein, president of the University of Notre Dead…

As Aldo Leopold…

As Aldo Leopold…

And as a presenter at conferences and workshops.

And as a presenter at conferences and workshops.

It has been my honor to work with thousands of kids, teachers, and others over the years. It’s been enjoyable, and I’m satisfied with my contribution as an educator, but now it’s time to step aside and make room for new talents and ideas. The next couple months will be filled mainly with field research on singing insects, and after that there will be more than enough worthwhile activities to fill my time. Stay tuned.

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