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Jennifer Swenson named executive director of Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center

Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center’s Governing Board has named Jennifer Swenson as its next executive director, effective January 17, 2022, according to a news release from the center located in rural Spicer, Minnesota.

Jennifer Swenson, executive director of Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, rural Spicer, Minnesota
Jennifer Swenson has been named executive director of Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, rural Spicer, Minnesota, effective Jan. 17, 2022.
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SPICER — Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center’s governing board has named Jennifer Swenson as its next executive director, effective Jan. 17, 2022, according to a news release from the center.

According to Board Chair Scott Glup, “Swenson brings considerable experience in administration, responsive program development, marketing, communication, and grant writing from her work for 20 years in nonprofit and educational organizations.”

Prior to this role, she served for 10 years as director of Communities United in Education in Siren, Wisconsin.

Glup also expressed appreciation to Mari and Kory Klebe who served as interim directors.

Founded 30 years ago, Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center is organized as a 501c3 nonprofit organization, providing environmental education and outdoor experiences for all ages on its more than 500 acres in rural Spicer.

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