Cindy Hale is a research scientist and environmental educator with the University of Minnesota Duluth. Cindy began her career as an ecologist in the early 1980s and has studied an eclectic variety of organisms including prairie plants, wolves and Spotted Owls but she eventually settled on forest ecology doing research in old-growth and managed hardwood forests of the Great Lakes region. She was seduced by exotic earthworms when she realize what a big impact they were having on forest communities. The Great Lakes Worm Watch program is the result of her common interests in communicating research findings to the public and offering meaningful citizen science opportunities for those interested in exploring the Great Lakes forest ecosystems. Using her more than fifteen years of environmental education experience, Cindy has trained over 500 teachers and environmental educators in sampling and identifying earthworms and how earthworm invasions affect forest ecosystems. She lives up the shore from Duluth, in Clover Valley, with her husband Jeff and daughter May.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Passion for Horses: My Conversation With Horse Lovers?
If you love horses.... Aug 3, 2005
I bought this book for a gift for my mother in law and she absolutely loves it. When at a party at her house I noticed that lots of people picked up the book and flipped through it with many of them actually reading some it.
A Passion for Cindy Hale's Books! Mar 19, 2004
Again we are treated to Cindy Hale's colorful prose, which puts you right there with the horses and tugs at your heartstrings. So often we - the horse-crazy - need to explain to others just why we are consumed with love for our gentle giant equine friends, and are at a loss for words. This book explains it like no other.
A Passion For Horses had me laughing, smiling and crying as I read through it all, especially reading about the brave Kathy Havens, who - a fighter to the end - didn't let something like stomach cancer get in the way of her time with her dear chestnut friend Bud. And the retirement ceremony of Pam Mahony's legenday Valor, who is still remembered fondly as one of those Once In A Lifetime Horses, and who will never be forgotten by those who saw him in the show ring.
Cindy and Sharon, thank you again for touching our hearts. I look forward to your next book with eager anticipation!
Speaks from the horselover's heart Mar 19, 2004
I truly enjoyed reading about these everyday horselovers who have made horses the focal point of their lives. Some of the chapters made me cry because they were so very touching. Other times I laughed. Photos were great, too. Highly recommended for anyone who loves horses or animals.
Beautifully written and so true! Mar 18, 2004
this is my second Cindy Hale purchase and I was as pleased if not more so than the first. This book chronicles the passion and love that defies logic at times. Truly a wonderful book which I will recommend to others without hesitation.