Nikole Kadel M.S., is the education program coordinator for Project Butterfly WINGS (Winning Investigative Network for Great Science) at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Florida. Her interest in the environment began in the sixth grade when she won the President’s Environmental Youth Award for her project about the ozone layer. In college she won the Morris K. Udall scholarship for environmental policy excellence. Her experience includes a semester working in conservation education at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Nikole has a bachelor’s degree in environmental policy and a master’s degree in interdisciplinary ecology (with an environmental education specialty) from the University of Florida. In addition to her academic background, Nikole spent many weeks alone in direct experience with nature. Many of her deepest insights occurred while sitting against a tree, and feeling this force of nature at work.