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Monday, January 7, 2013

Naturalist Journeys Series 2013

All programs start at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Church on Main Street in Montpelier
Donations welcomed.
Food and beverages will be available

Friday, January 18
Spectacles of Nature: A Photographic Journey
Growing up, native Vermonter Heather Forcier was inspired by the beauty of nature around her and began her pursuit of nature photography here.  Ultimately her travels took her throughout North America, to Churchill, Manitoba and the Galapagos Islands of South America.  Her presentation is a collection of images and stories of the incredible birds, animals and scenery she has witnessed over ten years of nature photography.

Friday, February 1
The Geology of the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco
The Kingdom of Morocco is assessing their natural resource potential through a comprehensive national plan of modern geologic mapping.  Mapping of over 5,000 square kilometers in the Anti-Atlas Mountains was completed by the U.S. Geological Survey from 2000-2008. Greg Walsh will present the results of this work along with a slide show and discussion of the natural history of this picturesque land on the northern margin of the Sahara.

Friday, February 15, 2013
Winter Wildlife Tracking

From mink trails, moose scrapes, fox tracks, turkey scat to squirrel taps---what can we learn from our wild neighbors? Come find out, with local tracker Angella Gibbons, who will share an inspiring slide show and stories that can help reveal many tracking mysteries! Angella has been connecting people of all ages to the wild for 25 years; is the founding director of EarthWalk Vermont and holds a Level III certificate in Wildlife Track & Sign through Cybertracker Conservation.

Friday, March 1, 2013
Caterpillars: The Art of Survival

Caterpillars in art, science, and education.  Naturalist-photographer Samuel Jaffe will present his photographs and discuss his work with native caterpillars.  Highlights will include details on caterpillar behavior as well as on caterpillar finding, rearing, and photographing techniques.  In addition, Sam will discuss how he has incorporated caterpillars into educational programming and curriculum in the hopes of fostering a new generation of aware and passionate naturalists. 

Friday March 8, 2012
Come with me to Tanzania

Little did I, Annie Tiberio Cameron, know when I journeyed to Tanzania to visit my daughter the trip would open up a completely new view of Africa, different from the one I’d held my whole life.  I got a taste of what has captivated Jenny about Africa while working and studying there, and through her fluency in Swahili and many friends, I was afforded a very personal view of Tanzania.  We traveled by local busses, stayed in homes, and went to places less common for regular tourists.  Come take an armchair journey with me on safari in 2 national parks, peek into Tanzanian everyday life, and experience Zanzibar, mysterious spice island with an amalgam of three cultures: Tanzanian, Indian, and Arabian.

Thank You to this year's sponsors!

Washington Electric Coop


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