5/13/2015 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Spring Tea at Everett Golf & Country Club
11:30 Reception - 12:00 Noon Luncheon
Seattle author Stephanie Kallos spent 20 years in theatre as an actress and voice coach before turning her full-time attention to writing. Her first novel, Broken for You, won the Washington State Book Award and was chosen by Sue Monk Kidd as a Today Show Book Club selection. Her second novel, Sing Them Home, was selected by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Best Fiction Books of 2009. Her third novel, Language Arts, has a Spring 2015 release.
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APRIL MEETING NOTES: North Cascades Institute
Jodi Broughton, Development and Marketing Manager, and Codi Hamblin, Outreach Coordinator, bring years of experience in conservation, education, environmental journalism and NGO operations to their positions at the North Cascades Institute (NCI). Their presentation included a film that captured the essence of the North Cascades Institute. Since 1986, NCI has connected people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands–on study of the natural and cultural history of Cascadia.
NCI’s Mountain School program has been instrumental in getting over 26,000 students out of the classroom to explore their wild backyard and connect with this special part of the world that NCI call’s home. Many of the students, whose ages range from 10 to 18, have enjoyed outdoor programs at the Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake, where they learn about local wildlife, food webs, glaciers, geology, water cycles, forest ecology and much more.
The school’s program, Youth Leadership Adventures, offers the chance for older kids to spend eight to 16 days backpacking, kayaking and camping in the wilderness nearby. On these trips, students get deeper learning about the natural world, work on service projects, and then have mentoring when they return home. These programs serve youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
NCI’s Environmental Learning Center offers programs for adults and family groups as well. Some of the upcoming programs include Songs of Spring: Birding in the Cascades; Geology: Cinder Cones and Crater Lakes; and Photography: Capturing the Cascades. Check out more offerings at their website: https://ncascades.org/signup.
Much of the NCI’s work is made possible through public and private donations, and many kids that attend are on scholarship. Jodi and Codi brought along two beautiful publications that they shared with the group: The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby; and The North Cascades Highway: A Roadside Guide to America’s Alps.
Story by Darcy Baker, Program Chair