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Lydia Lohrer-Bevier
Naturalists Lydia Lohrer-Bevier and Patrick Bevier are longtime educators. They have co-authored conservation articles for the Detroit News (as free-lancers) for the last 15 years. They have been frequent guests on television and radio shows throughout the country. They have taught many outdoor skills classes. You can find their articles in Woods-N-Water News. They have four terrific children!
You can call her "Miss Lydia, Mrs. 'B'or "the GLCE Chick!"
Did You Know? Lydia home-schooled the boys until they were ready to sit still in a classroom environment. Her kids went to class outside every single day! When they entered the educational system, they tested well above grade level in all subjects. Being outdoors is good for you! All of the Lohrer-Bevier children love learning, wherever they are!

Lydia Lohrer-Bevier has dedicated the last two decades to spreading a conservation message to as many people as she can. She wrote a column for years for Michigan Out-of-Doors magazine entitled Keeping the Tradition, and hundreds of Backwoods columns for the Richmond Review. Lydia hosted a national television show on The Outdoor Channel. She has taught wild edibles, and outdoor survival skills, and programs to educate kids and adults about all kids of fun things!

Lydia chaired the first session on women's issues for the Outdoor Writers' Association of America, and hosted and produced a radio show for WJR. She also created and produced an outdoor tips feature entitled American Family Outdoors that ran on The Outdoor Channel 18 times a day. Lydia is a consummate outdoors-woman, passionate educator, and seasoned journalist. Lydia has been a guest speaker for a myriad of organizations, and is certified in the National Wildlife Federation Curriculum (Project WILD), Aldo Leopold Project (LEP), Project WET, Project Learning Tree and various other educational curricula. She just finished correlating the Project Learning Tree curriculum to the ELA Grade Level Content Expectations.

Did You Know? Patrick has done research on baby sea turtles, and even saved quite a few of them! He is a wildlife photographer and he plays third base on an old-fashioned baseball team called the Wyandotte Stars. His nickname is "Bubblegum Bevier" because he hands out bubble-gum before the games! Patrick used to be a minor league pitcher!

Patrick Bevier is an elementary educator and administrator. He has an MS in fisheries and Wildlife Management, and MA in curriculum and instruction, has received numerous accolades (Missouri Conservation Educator of the Year) and scholarships. He is the entomologist for the Michigan Chapter of Reeling and Healing program as well as Reel Recovery. These programs work with cancer patients in all stages of recovery. He also started a chapter of Wild Trout Anglers in Michigan, and has been a National and State Blue Ribbon school administrator. 
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