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Natalie Springuel
Natalie Springuel
Natalie Springuel, along with husband Rich, is co-owner of The Natural History Center. They both have served as lead naturalist for Garrison Keillor on all of the cruises of National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Natalie combines her passions for the marine environment and coastal heritage with her love of teaching and adventure to help people discover ocean and coastal environments. As a Master Maine Guide for sea kayaking and recreation, she has led thousands of visitors by land and by sea. Natalie’s full-time position is as a marine extension associate for the University of Maine's Sea Grant College Program, focusing on the sustainable use of ocean and coastal resources through research and education. Natalie and Rich’s joie de vivre is particularly evident when they lead tours together. It has been said that “Rich covers everything above the water and Natalie everything below.” As a native French-speaker, Natalie can offer tours en Français. Rich and Natalie’s young daughter, Anouk, is their chief research assistant and well on her way to a life of adventure. Anouk currently has a bird life-list quickly approaching 200 species.

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