Hello Eagle Bluff Fans!
We’re just about to start our 3rd week of the new 2013-2014 school year, and we thought it’s be fun to check in with our new Naturalist Fellowship crew. Our new naturalists come from across the country, with all types of background experience. We have a naturalist that have lived in Hawaii through an Americorp program, another who’s worked at a big cat sanctuary, and a third that spent a summer working in a National Park in Utah. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Every year, the naturalists spend their first two weeks in intensive training. We expect them to learn 19 new 3-hour long classes plus 11 1.5-hour long evening activities. And on top of all of that they have to learn about all of Eagle Bluff’s emergency procedures, how to run our AV equipment, how to deal with canoe rescues, details regarding our FoodWISE program, and probably most confusing of all: how to be a group’s liaison.
We expect a lot from our Naturalists, and they’ve proven themselves to be an enthusiastic and hard working group. Therefore, we wanted to give you all the opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of naturalist training. Thanks to Laura N, Jody, and Brynn for contributing their perspective!
Thanks to all who have been supportive of the new staff so far! We have enjoyed reading all of your posts via Facebook, from past naturalist fellowship staff to family members to past visitors! If you haven’t seen it already, please check out their fun and funky Facebook Album to learn more about each of the nats, and feel free to leave them a message.
Check back next week for a blog post about some unique visitors we’ve had on campus lately. (Psst..They’re not of the human variety!)