On Sunday, April 22, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service topic will be ”The Importance of Nature Education,” presented by Becky Gillette, Southwest Regional Director for Audubon Colorado.
Her program, which includes a slideshow, will deal with Audubon Colorado’s Four Mile Ranch Environmental Education program, and the importance of nature education for children. This relates to the 7th UU Principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”
Gillette holds a bachelor of arts in anthropology from Colorado College and a master of science in environmental studies from Antioch University in Keene, N.H., where she specialized in environmental education and interpretation.
Prior to joining Audubon in 2008, Becky served for two years as program director for Durango Nature Studies, and for five years as a park ranger for the National Park Service in Colorado, Utah, New York and Pennsylvania. Her professional research experience includes soil and plant studies in the Great Basin and Mojave deserts, water quality monitoring in the Upper Delaware River watershed, and peregrine falcon monitoring at Dinosaur National Monument.
The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall and child care will be provided. The address is Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign. All are welcome.