Plan on having that second cup of coffee or tea and nibbles with us at our first monthly continuing education meeting of the year: 10:30 am to noon, Thursday, February 17 in the Tateuchi Community Room.
To help us freshen our guiding scripts and techniques, Parks Educator Belinda Chin (her talk at the 2010 training class won wide acclaim) will lead off the season with "Tips for Interpretive Guided Tours."
Belinda is the K-12 education program supervisor for environmental learning at Parks and an enthusiastic volunteer herself. She is a former earth science teacher at McClure Middle School and National Park Service interpretive ranger.
In addition, there is much news to cover after our three-month vacation. So this meeting will begin very shortly after 10:30 with opening remarks by Unit 86 President Myrna Aavedal.
Parks Horticulturist Lisa Chen will give an update on improvements made in the garden in November, staff changes and the outlook for more thinning and pruning on the west side later in the year.
Please refer to the standing column on the right for the dates and topics of upcoming meetings. You will receive reminders and more details on each session here and also by email from Myrna about one week in advance of each session.
Special note: We are alternating meetings between Thursday ad Saturday again this year.
The March meeting will be from 10:30 am to noon, Saturday, March 19, when Chris Charbonneau, president of the Washington Koi and Water Garden Society, will talk about the lake's living art.
Your continuing education committee welcomes questions and suggestions! Contact Michele Malo, Mary Ann Wiley, Shizue Prochaska or Joan Kelday.