OPPORTUNITY! If you attended the meeting, you heard from the audience how much fun and intriging these Master Naturalist workshops are — there is still room in the Coastal Module scheduled for Sept. 1-29 at Mac Beach. Contact Steve Bass at email@example.com. (Other upcoming classes: Wildlife Monitoring: Oct. 20,27, Nov. 3. Upland Habitats: Jan. 5,12,26, Feb.2,9. Freshwater: March 2,9,16, Apr.6,13.)
Join us July 3rd as Stephen Bass, one of Palm Beach County’s leading naturalists, shares information on the county’s Master Naturalist Program. “I will be glad to take questions on any subject, especially County Natural Areas and the Florida Master Naturalist Program,” said Steve.
You can be assured of an interesting program thanks to Steve’s wide background in environmental education – 14 years for the county as Manager of Okeeheelee and then Gumbo Limbo Nature Centers, 12 years as Manager of the PBC School District’s four environmental education centers, and 18 as a member of PBC’s Natural Area Advisory Committee serving as chair for the first 10 years. As an Instructor for UF’s Florida Master Naturalist Program-Coastal, Wetland and Upland Modules, Steve continues to change and improve the program. You may have seen him hosting NatureScope featuring local natural history on Palm Beach County’s TV channel 20.
Steve is a native Oklahoman and member of the Cherokee Nation with a BS in Biology and MS in plant ecology. He enjoys hiking, biking, fishing and hunting and is married with two grown children, two grandchildren, and four granddogs!
Be sure to visit the family’s Bass Nursery in Lake Worth specializing in ornamental annuals: begonias, caladiums, pentas, etc and a few natives.
The meeting is free and open to the public – join us at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center,rooms 101 and 102,6301 W. Summit Blvd.,in West Palm Beach. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.;refreshments are served beforehand, so come at 7:00!
If you would like to check out the Florida Master Naturalist Program before the July 3 program, please visit www.masternaturalist.org.
If you have any questions about the July 3 meeting and program, please email Sue Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALSO AT THE JULY MEETING:Bird of the Month: “Least Tern”. July’s bird is the smallest tern in North America, indeed, the entire world: You can see them feeding chicks at Wakodahatchee and other wetland areas; they nest on sandy beaches or, in our contemporary urban scene, gravel rooftops. Come learn from Clive Pinnock about the Least tern. PLEASE CLICK ON EACH THUMBNAIL BELOW TO SEE FULL SIZE PHOTO TAKEN BY OUR OWN MEMBER Paul Thacker, at Wakodahatchee and also Donald Mullaney:
Least Tern, Paul Thacker, Wakodahatchee