Cheryl Ring is a graduate of the Maine Master Naturalist Program (MMNP), a year-long program which covers a wide variety of natural history topics. As a student in the course, Cheryl developed resources at each class, establishing the prototype for future instruction – all while taking the course herself. For her Capstone Project, Cheryl wrote a brochure profiling spring migrants at Viles Arboretum, highlighting the importance of maintaining suitable habitat for migrants. The brochure is available to the public. Cheryl currently serves on the board of the Maine Master Naturalist Program, focusing on developing a bird specimen collection for use by both MMNP staff and graduates.