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Meadowlark Training Wednesday, June 4 & Saturday, June 7

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Still time to sign up for Meadowlark Training – please join us to learn how to sing for the prairie!

This a special two-part training (1) Teaching theory class at Katy Prairie Conservancy Home Office (3015 Richmond Ave., Houston 77098) on June 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and (2) a field training at Willow Waterhole Prairie Management Area on June 7 from 9:00 am -11:00 am. Click here to register . If you cannot make the Saturday field trip, you may make that up in July.

See below for (1) how this works and (2) times/dates for the classes. (A similar class will be offered once more – in July – if you cannot make it this week.)


How this Works:
The idea is to learn to tell stories in the classroom about our pocket prairies, city prairies, and other prairies currently without interpretive guides. Then comes field practice on a (pocket) prairie. After that Meadowlark trainees can followed trained Meadowlarks (prairie interpreters) when they give tours until the trainees feel comfortable giving his/her own tours. There will also be written resources online.

When people request tours, an email will go out to who had taken the class. Whoever feels comfortable leading that particular group can volunteer. No ceremony when you switch from follower to Meadowlark guide – just volunteer to do a tour. We would like people who take the training eventually be able to lead tours, but there is no obligation or requirements that they do.

Possible locations: Deer Park Prairie, MD Anderson Pocket Prairie, Hermann Park Pocket Prairies (Whistlestop & Bayou Savannah), Buffalo Bayou Park Pocket Prairie, Willow Waterhole Prairie (SW Houston) – possiblities – Marysee Prairie(?) in E. Texas, UH Coastal Prairie (?).

Classes
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A special two-part training (1) Teaching theory class at Katy Prairie Conservancy Home Office (Houston) on June 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and (2) a field training at Willow Waterhole Prairie Management Area on June 7 from 9:00 am -11:00 am. Click here to register
A special two-part training (1) Teaching theory class at Katy Prairie Conservancy Home Office (Houston) on July 2 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and and (2) a field training at Lawther – Deer Park Prairie on July 5 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (evening tour). Click here to register.

This is part of the 2014 Power Series. To see more events of the power series, go to http://prairiepartner.org/page/prairie-power-series