Docents and Board members of South Fork Nature Center were busy in March visiting with the teachers at Clinton’s High School and Junior High School.
On March 17th a Taco Soup lunch was cooked by the docents and served, complete with all the fixings, to approximately 20 incredible high school teachers. Krissi Graham, a very active docent at SFNC, arranged the visit with the administration and Ms. Valerie Lawson, the Consumer Science teacher, was kind enough to lend her room for the luncheon. Don Culwell, Janet Miron and Glenda Hall were also on hand to visit with the teachers about the Nature Center.
On March 31st docents again cooked up a great BBQ lunch for approximately 24 teachers at the Junior High School. Pulled pork sandwiches, slaw, beans and cake-balls were on the menu along with cookies and chocolate cake. Once again, Krissi Grahm facilitated the visit with the administrators and issued the invitation to the teachers. The Junior High media specialist, Ms. Tracy Sutterfield kindly agreed to host the teachers in the library. Don Culwell, Leslie Goff, Krissi Grahm and Janet Miron were the docents present to meet with the teachers. The teachers had some very unique ideas about activities at the nature center. Several teachers were very excited about designing field trips to meet their curriculum needs. A total of 40 teachers from both schools signed up to receive the SFNC Newsletter.
The chance to connect with these outstanding professionals and share the Mission of SFNC and the dream of “no child left inside” was one more step in our journey of educating students in our community about the natural environment around them and their role in preserving it!