Vice-Chair, Education: Jeff Miller, 315-265-2975
We welcomed the New Year with two great presentations in our Outdoors-Indoors program. In January, John Omohundro showed “The Mountains Will Wait For You”, a documentary about Grace Hudowalski, the first woman to summit the 46 High Peaks. Those in attendance enthusiastically shared their memories of Grace, as well as their own experiences as 46’ers. In February Gene Kaczka led the group in a slideshow tour through Australia and New Zealand, reliving the adventure that he and Carolyn shared together last year. If Gene were a travel agent, he would have taken many reservations that night!
This coming weekend, our March presentation will be from the project leaders of Nature Up North, Erika Barthelmess and Jake Malcomb. And in our final presentation in April, Lila Hunnewell will lead a reading of nature poetry written by chapter members. Hopefully you’ve submitted your original poems, and will share them with the group.
This summer, the Laurentian Chapter will again sponsor two children to attend Camp Colby near Saranac Lake. In addition to fishing, canoeing and archery, students learn science, solve challenges, play games, catch salamanders, net butterflies and discover the interconnectedness of life on Earth. This is a great program for kids, and we look forwarding to providing this opportunity again.