Environmental ed events for all ages

Youth Environmental Education Programs: Little Traverse Conservancy offers summer environmental education events for pre-schoolers to teens through mid-August. These programs are offered at no charge to members, with a $5 fee per program for non-members. Registration is required and is encouraged online at www.landtrust.org or call Sarah Mayhew at 231.344.1018.

 

Book Signing Event:
Wednesday, July 11 6-8pm

McLean and Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey
A North Country Almanac: Reflections of an Old-School Conservationist in a Modern World by Thomas C. Bailey (Executive Director of Little Traverse Conservancy for nearly 34 years) includes the musings of an independent mind on wilderness, the conservation ethic, and the joys of loving the outdoors. Although a lifelong conservationist, Thomas C. Bailey has never unquestioningly accepted environmental dogma. The essays here often challenge familiar assumptions about stewardship of natural resources. The former National Park ranger, fishing guide, and conservancy director offers a rich variety of perspectives on an interesting array of topics, returning always to his fundamental belief that conservation pioneers such as John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Aldo Leopold had it right when they affirmed Walt Whitman’s observation that “the secret of making the best person . . . is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
Contact info: Sarah Gurney; gurney@landtrust.org; 231.347.0991

 

Wildlife Seeking with Mary Trout

Sunday, July 15     10-11:30am
Wisser-Saworski Nature Preserve  Boyne Falls

Join local birder, Mary Trout, for a hike at the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Wisser-Saworski Preserve near Boyne Falls. We will check the pool for frogs and turtles and the woods for nesting birds. Perhaps the Kestrel Box has attracted a pair of Kestrels. Loaner binoculars will be available, but bring your own if you have them. Please contact ltc@landtrust.org or 231-347-0991.

 

Book Signing Event:
Tuesday, July 17 – 3-5pm

Beaver Island Community Library, Beaver Island
A North Country Almanac: Reflections of an Old-School Conservationist in a Modern World by Thomas C. Bailey (Executive Director of Little Traverse Conservancy for nearly 34 years) includes the musings of an independent mind on wilderness, the conservation ethic, and the joys of loving the outdoors. Although a lifelong conservationist, Thomas C. Bailey has never unquestioningly accepted environmental dogma. The essays here often challenge familiar assumptions about stewardship of natural resources. The former National Park ranger, fishing guide, and conservancy director offers a rich variety of perspectives on an interesting array of topics, returning always to his fundamental belief that conservation pioneers such as John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Aldo Leopold had it right when they affirmed Walt Whitman’s observation that “the secret of making the best person . . . is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
Contact info: Anne Fleming; anne@landtrust.org; 231.347.0991

 

Forest Foray at the Hill Nature Preserve with Little Traverse Conservancy and
the Boyne City District Library (For ages 6–11)

Thursday, July 19, 10:30am-12pm
Participants will be transported from the library to the preserve. Registration required at www.boynelibrary.org/registration or call the library at 231-582.7861. Please contact Melissa Hansen at 231-347-0991 orMelissa@landtrust.org.

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