• Jerry Kozlansky



    We welcome Jerry Kozlansky, our NEW Director-Naturalist, as of May 24, 2016!



  • PattiAnn Cutter

    Assistant Director-Naturalist


    Started with Silver Lake Nature Center in May, 2006.

    Contact me for Birthday Parties AND Scout, Preschool, School, Homeschool, Senior Citizen, Other Organized Group Programs, as well as Bridal/Baby Showers, Other Special Events, Meetings, Concerts, Public Events, and Facilities Rentals.

    The Nature Center has a great Auditorium (holds up to 100 people) inside our Visitors’ Building that can be rented out for meetings and other events. Our outdoor Amphitheater is also a beautiful place for a wedding or other special event/ceremony/gathering!

    We also rent out the Pavilion ($60 fee) near our Visitors’ Building (holds up to 60 people). And, the Earthship ($30/hour or $100 for up to four hours) is available for meetings/events (holds up to 30 people). Please contact Danielle Morrisey at or 267-880-5023 for reservations of the Earthship and/or Pavilion (near Visitors’ Building).

    I’m also the PR-Marketing Director, so please contact me if you have any questions about the website and/or the PR-Marketing of SLNC.

    Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a great day!

  • Danielle Morrisey

    Bookkeeper Office Manager


    Contact Danielle for info on renting the Pavilion (near Visitors’ Building) and/or the Earthship.

    The Pavilion (near the Visitors’ Building) holds up to 60 people, and the reservation fee is $60.

    The Earthship holds up to 30 people, and the reservation fee is $30/hour OR $100 for up to four hours.  

  • Arden Williams

    Admin Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator


    The sun even shines in the forest. There are dark places along the trails of life, but if you keep walking, you will find a spot where the light of the sun just bursts through.

    I have a B.S. in Child and Family Studies from Syracuse University. I love learning new things, and believe that the best way to learn them is “hands on.” So, you may see me doing a variety of tasks around the Center because as an Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator, I need to be able to convey to others what needs to be done or how to do it. I like to work efficiently, and sometimes that means taking time to learn the process of how things work before I can act prudently.

    I started at Silver Lake Nature Center as a volunteer in April of 2014 and became a member of the staff in 2015. Come out and join us for Volunteer Work Days. It usually consists of meeting new people, cleaning up the Nature Center grounds, Len’s hot soup and sandwiches, and good old fashion fun. Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about how you can get involved.

  • Jennifer Lee Bilger

    Summer Camp Director & Environmental Educator


    Job Functions include:  Summer Camp Director and Environmental Educator as well as coordinating our intern program, adult education program, and helping with grants.

    Known as: Jenn

    She started at the Silver Lake Nature Center in January, 2008

    Education: Susquehanna University, BA in International Studies concentration in French, minor in English; University of New Hampshire, MA in Environmental Education

    Last vacation: My absolute favorite place in the world: Pawtuckaway Lake in NH {my love of this place is the reason I went into Environmental Education}

    Travels: All over the country as a competitive artistic roller skater for 10 years as a child; Paris, Chartres and Mont Saint-Michel in France; Puerto Vallarta and Cancun Mexico; San Juan Puerto Rico, St John, St Thomas, and St. Maarten, and the best one: Negril, Jamaica where I jumped off of a 35 foot cliff into the water, amazing:)

    The Favorites…
    Books: Any book by Nicholas Evans; all poetry by Sherod Santos; A Prodigal Summer and Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver; Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv; A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
    Movies: The Horse Whisperer by Robert Redford; Trois Couleurs-Bleu, Rouge and Blanc by Krzysztof Kieslowski; The Big Chill by Lawrence Kasdan; Life as We Know It
    TV: Scrubs; Battlestar Galactica (the new series); Felicity; Modern Family
    Music: anything by Enya, Jimmy Eat World, Dave Matthews Band, all country music and classic oldies rock

    Proud new first time mommy to my little man Ryan born August 15th, 2013!!

    Practices what she preaches: All of the little everyday things that add up: turning off the water when brushing teeth or in the shower while soaping up; using cloth bags at the grocery store instead of paper or plastic; recycling everything; composting food leftovers and scraps; turning down the heat and turning off lights when not in use; reusing everything and taking hand-me-downs insead of buying new; buying local foods and supporting local stores.  All of these things seem insignificant but can really help when done by many over a prolonged period of time, try it!