Announcements from the February General Meeting

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NAI Annual Workshop
NTMN is a sponsor of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI) at the Grapevine Convention Center on February 25 to 29. We also reserved exhibitor space using a non-profit discount.

NTMN members may participate in three different ways.

  1.  Volunteer in the Exhibit Hall – We will have an exhibit at the NAI conference in the Grapevine Convention Center on Monday and Wednesday, February 26 and 28. You may get volunteer hours (VH) for working in our booth talking about the Master Naturalist program and one of our outreach trunks.
  2. Attend Seminars – on Monday or Wednesday (see the list in the announcements). You may attend up to four daytime sessions at the non member  “sampler rate” of $45 which includes lunch. You may get up to 5 advanced training (AT) hours for one day sessions. You may only use the “sampler rate” on one day, but if you decide to come back for a second day the volunteer rate (for DFW volunteers) is $75 for the day.
  3. Offsite Excursions – on Tuesday all day excursions are planned which include many of the places where we volunteer: Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), John Bunker Sands Wetland Area, Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA), and others. It may be interesting to see how others interpret these places. Cost of an all day excursion ranges from $35 to $55. See registration form for details.

Find out about the workshops that will be held Monday and Wednesday in our announcements; this information is not on the NAI website.

Learn more about the conference and registration information.

Indian Marker Trees
Steve Houser gave a presentation on Indian Marker Trees which included discussion with members about these trees and the customs of the Native Americans who once lived here.

Link to a YouTube video by Steve Hauser on Indian Marker Trees.

Find Steve Houser’s book Comanche Marker Trees of Texas on Amazon.

Steve mentioned Dennis Downes (Interviewed by Richard King on YouTube) and Dennis’ The Book “Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths through the Wilderness”. This is a four minute video.

Mail Chimp Email
We are in the process of moving to Mail Chimp to manage all of our broadcast email. We will continue to use the Yahoo! listserv for a while until the new system is stable. So you may get two duplicate messages from each system until we work out the kinks in the system.

Contact email@ntmn.org if you have any observations or questions about the new Mail Chimp email program.

Thanks,

Bruce

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