work-picCascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center welcomes Kate Connor Utterback as the new associate director. With a background in biology and secondary education, Kate joins our team after working in higher education for the last 8 years. She says she is excited to be working with students in Rochester and surrounding communities and promoting educational programs related to conservation of resources and sustainable living. Kate will be arranging group field trips, summer camps, a new lecture series, and events at the Cascade Meadow.

Here are a few ways you can work with Kate to promote experiential learning outside your classroom:

  • Use our facility and other resources for your own class or project – Come explore the possibilities that Cascade Meadow can offer (e.g. water monitoring, plant study, energy concepts, ecology, geology/hydrology, wetlands, and more!)
  • Take an in-depth class on wetlands – We’ve developed a flexible wetlands unit that can meet the unique needs of local educators. Contact us to learn more about the state standards this unit will cover, or to schedule your students for a class.
  • Tour the exhibits and/or outside trails – Anyone who visits can take advantage of our interactive exhibits and our three interpretive trails.

Come and explore what we have to offer!

Please contact Kate if you would like to schedule a visit for a group, reserve the space for your event, or find out more information about the happenings at Cascade Meadow. Contact her at 507-252-8133 or