Docent in the Spotlight Spring 2015

Stu Rosenwasser: Docent in the Spotlight Spring 2015


Stu Rosenwasser has been an avid outdoorsman his entire life. He bikes, runs, scuba dives, and plays tennis. His career in rocket science led him into energy systems in Yonkers, New York. He relocated with work to Southern California, then east again to Washington, D.C. He retired in 2012 and lives near San Elijo Lagoon, where he can share with students and visitors his love for nature.

“I have always loved the outdoors, but I realized that I never took the time to understand the plant and animal world— I was always moving too fast,” reflected Stu. “But now I can tell the differences among a Godwit, a Whimbrel, and a Long-billed Curlew.” A committed docent at both San Elijo Lagoon and Torrey Pines, Stu is generous with his time and talents. “Becoming a docent has been a great way to get involved in the community, and it’s really fun to see the kids get excited and learning about nature. It gives you the feeling that you are doing something helpful,” said Stu.

In his second year as a docent with the conservancy, Stu leads walks regularly, and especially enjoys the 5th-grade water program. With a great sense of humor and an endlessly inquisitive mind, we are fortunate to have Stu as part of the docent family. When not leading walks, Stu likes to play tennis, walk his dog Georgie Girl, read, travel, and spend time with his wife Ronnie— this summer will mark their 50th anniversary!