Get in the Spirit! A No-Fee Virtual Training for NAI Members and Guests Dates: Tuesday Oct. 18th, Wednesday Oct. 19th, and Thursday Oct. 20th Times: 5:30pm-7:30pm (Eastern) each evening Location: online virtual training Here come the ghouls and goblins! Elementary students wear costumes to their school Halloween parties. Tour guides compete to tell the scariest ghost story. Walking the dog past the local cemetery takes on a whole new meaning after dark.... Where does interpretation fit into the mix? Through example and discussion, experienced interpreters will share their methods for professionally connecting audiences to historical, cultural, and natural resources while drawing on the fun side of fright. Participants were eligible to earn two hours of continuing education credit and a certificate of completion for participating in this program. Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Session 1: Gaze Into the Grave! Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Session 2: Bring Your Cemetery Alive! Thursday, October 20, 2022 Session 3: Escape the Graveyard! (An Outdoor Escape Room)
Crawling and Pulsating Decomposers: The Mystery of Slime Molds Date: Friday October 14, 2022 Time: 10am-1pm (in-person lecture and nature walk) Location: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Program Description: Join ANS Adult Education Director, Serenella Linares to examine the life cycle and ecology of slime molds. What are these creatures that appear and disappear in a matter of hours? Where can you find them and how can you get a better look at them? Learn why the intelligence of one slime mold has been compared to the work of the engineers who created Tokyo's transportation system.
Serenella Linares holds a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico, a Master’s degree in atmospheric science from Howard University, and graduate training in mycology from University of Maryland. As a Director of Adult Education at Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and Co-Chair of Naturally Latinos, Serenella Linares is dedicated to sparking curiosity about nature and inspiring nature stewardship through environmental education. Serenella is known around ANS for being expert in two things: making learning fun (for children and adults) and mycology (mushroom knowledge). Ms. Linares time outside of work is invested towards being an active member the Mycological Association of Washington DC, exploring natural areas, nature photography, and participating in citizen science projects.
Poplar Island Field Trip September 2022 On September 20, 2022, we visited PoplarIsland for a morning tour and enjoyed some networking opportunities at a local restaurant (or Ice cream parlor). This tour was limited to 24 people. Attendees were selected on a first come first serve basis.