Photograph of Cara Senn examining a stick

Environmental Educator

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Cara was born and raised in La Crosse, so an appreciation for the Driftless area was instilled early on by hiking the bluffs and biking the trails. From a young age, she’s always been interested in the little details of a landscape; from bugs to slugs to plants to fungi. At home, she has three cats and an unruly backyard with native plants and a food garden. Tending to the garden is her favorite way to relax, along with hiking, foraging, and kayaking. Cara attended UW-La Crosse with a B.A. in Plant and Fungal Science and a minor in Spanish. She is currently pursuing an M.S. in Biology, with a focus on conservation of the La Crosse River Marsh. She’s very passionate about the conservation of all habitats, which is why The Nature Place is a perfect fit. She hopes to learn as much as she can, inspire young minds to explore nature and find their own passions for the natural world.