On Friday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m., Windham Regional Woodlands Association and co-sponsoring organizations (see below) are pleased to announce that Forester Lynn Levine of Dummerston will describe for us a hands-on approach to awakening in youngsters an enduring love of the natural world. Moreover, Lynn expects to begin her presentation with a brief surprise audience-participation activity.
The key to having our children enjoy the woods is providing them with the oportunity to experience the forest with a parent or other relative, friend of the family, or schoolteacher. A focus of this talk will be how to break down the barriers so that children will want to go into the woods (rather than playing with electronic devices), and how we can help them develop a need to return to the woods again and again. This event promises to be particularly valuable for our region’s environmental and science teachers.
Lynn has been a consulting forester for the last 38 years and presently manages over 16,000 acres. During that time, she has been an environmental educator
and has taken hundreds of people into the woods. She has created and taught nature-based curricula for the Vermont Institute of Natural Resources and local elementary schools. Lynn is co-author of Working With Your Woodland: a Landowner’s Guide, and Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-size Tracking Guide; and is the sole author of Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life Size Pocket Guide, and of two charming children’s books, Snow Secrets and Is it Time, Yet?
The presentation is free and open to the public. WRWA is most pleased to announce that this important event is being co-sponsored by the Vermont Learning Collaborative, Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society, Dummerston Conservation Commission, Putney Mountain Association, and Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association.
Directions: Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 U.S. Route 5, Dummerston, 1.8 miles north of I-91 Exit 3. For further information, contact Arthur Westing (802-387-2152; firstname.lastname@example.org ).