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Audubon welcomes Chad Dayton to Minnesota board

Dayton, a prominent outdoor enthusiast and teacher, will bring new energy to the Upper Mississippi Flyway

Audubon is pleased to welcome Chad Dayton to the Audubon Minnesota board!
Chad is well known for his philanthropic endeavors and his passion for the outdoors. His expertise in education, organizational planning, and nonprofit management will bolster Audubon Minnesota’s conservation work. 
Currently, Chad is the owner/principal of Outdoor Solutions, LLC, which is small firm dedicated to advancing experiential education, broadening engagement with public lands and waters, and increasing equitable opportunities to engage with nature through program advising, policy advocacy, and community engagement.
Chad teaches courses for the University of Minnesota and he is involved in the following organizations: 
Friends of the Mississippi River
Minnesota Zoo Foundation
National Park Trust
Dodge Nature Center
Minnesota Children's Museum
Northland College
Minnesota State Water Trails Advisory Council
Chad started teaching outdoor education in 2009 and has served as the Associate Director for Wilderness Inquiry as well as an instructor for National Outdoor Leadership School and Wilderness Medicine Institute. He also taught college English and Writing for a decade. 
Chad is excited to join Audubon Minnesota’s board and support Audubon’s conservation programs in the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes watersheds. His favorite bird is the barred owl. 

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