Playful, Guided Family Nature Walk This Saturday (10/20) at 12:30pm — The Bump
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Playful, Guided Family Nature Walk This Saturday (10/20) at 12:30pm

Pono Learning invites you to discover New York City's rarely tapped source of learning about life and about self. In this workshop, NYC naturalist and wilderness explorer Anne-Marie Vaduva will share the knowledge, tips, do's and don'ts that you need to embark on safe and exciting self-guided explorations of wilderness in New York City. With a few important instructions about insects, first aid, plants and animals?the hidden world of NYC wildlife will be your oyster!

Lesson on the lawn followed by hike in the North Woods of Central Park where we might encounter a green man!

October 20th, 2012, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
$15 child, $20 adult ($10 child, $15 adult before October 6th)

This event is designed for adults and children. Refreshments will be served.  Contact [email protected] to RSVP or for more information.

Anne-Marie Vaduva is a NYC naturalist, previously a Central Park Conservancy woodlands gardener, NYC Park Ranger, environmental educator, and zoo keeper. Growing up in Romania, forests and rivers were her playground. As a college student at the Biosphere 2 in Arizona she learned that nature was victim to greed and she worried. Today, as a naturalist with years of experience interpreting and exploring nature in NYC with thousands of adults and students she understands that people are nature. We are not separate. To appreciate and protect the beauty and abundance of life on this planet is to respect and love ourselves. Through her work with Pono and NYC Nature, a local eco-tourism company, Anne-Marie raises awareness about the joy and beauty of New York City wilderness and empowers New Yorkers to discover themselves through nature exploration.

Tom Goodridge, also known as Green Man, is an educator and performer who visits schools, gardens, and seasonal celebrations. He is a special education teacher with a Master's in Education, and has conducted doctoral research on nature's influence on child development. Among others, Green Man has collaborated with the New York Consort of Viols, a shakuhachi flute master, drummers, and children playing homemade instruments. He can be seen on the streets of NYC with his praying mantis puppet companion in search of greener places.


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