Into the Woods with our Children

Friday, April 7, 7 PM. Into the Woods with Our Children – Program with Lynn Levine

The 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 opportunity to experience the forest with a parent or other relative, friend of the family, or school teacher. 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 to be playing with their 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 many 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 of Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-size Tracking Guide; and is the sole author of Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life Size Pocket Guide, also 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.

Location & time: Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Route 5, Dummerston (wheelchair accessible) – 1.8 miles north of I-91 Exit 3. Friday, 7 April 2017, 7 pm. For further information, contact Arthur Westing (802-387-2152; ).

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