Diana Stinson Receives 2016 Distinguished Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary would like to congratulate Diana Stinson for her 2016 Distinguished Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award presented at the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands on November 8. Diana has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and outstanding philanthropic commitment through her generous dedication of time and expertise to our fundraising efforts, as well as her contributions toward the design and implementation of educational programs offered to over 4,000 local school students on the mid and upper cape.
In February of 2014, Diana came to Long Pasture to work as a volunteer in our Education Department. Diana has helped design our life science curriculum offered through our local schools. In addition, she has helped lead many of the field study programs and on occasion has provided training and mentoring for new staff joining our Education department.
Diana has embraced the opportunity to write grant requests for our Education department and as a result has helped raise thousands of dollars to help fund supply and program costs. Long Pasture offers a Professional Development program to help teachers maintain their certification, and Diana provided consultation in the design of this program and served as a lead instructor for this essential course.
Diana also represents Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary as a Docent in the Nature Center. She encourages new membership while offering visitors a wealth of knowledge about the 110 acre property and shares valuable insights about our other four wildlife sanctuaries on the mid and upper cape. In 2015, Diana joined our inaugural Summer Soirée Planning Committee and took on the additional role as the Volunteer Coordinator for the event.
Diana teaches part time for MITS (Museum Institute for Teaching Science). She is a Test Proctor for nursing and travels around the nation weekly to help administer these vital exams. Diana also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod and Islands Art Educator’s Association. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother and with all this, Diana has still managed to clock in nearly 2,000 hours of volunteers services at Long Pasture over the past two and a half years.
Diana’s varied set of skills allows her to contribute to Long Pasture’s operations in ways no other volunteer has or likely ever could. We are honored to have her on our volunteer staff!