Dear Waitsfield and Fayston Families,
It seems that Spring is playing a bit of an April Fool’s prank on us, and starting off the month with colder and snowier weather than we experienced during much of the winter. Our After School activities, though, always take into consideration the unpredictable Vermont weather conditions, and we offer our kids a number of great outdoor and indoor activities.
This past month we had a visit from Alison Thomas, the Education Coordinator for the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Ali brought in a sampling of fur pelts to talk about our Vermont wildlife and how they adapt to our ever changing seasonal environment. She then took us down into the meadow for an afternoon of hiking and tracking. Later this month, I plan on participating in a training conducted by Ali in order to continue using the wonderful educational resources of Fish and Wildlife for future after school programs.
Another guest will be joining us this month. On April 13th , Marine Biologist, Lindsay Graff will be returning to talk with us about her favorite topic, sharks. Lindsay is a renowned shark expert and has been featured on Shark Week as one of their recognized “shark heroes”. Lindsay devotes her time researching sharks and educating others about their vital role in our global environment.
You can check out some fun facts about Lindsay’s work at;
Meanwhile, the bills for after school have gone out, and payment is due on the first of the month. Please feel free to contact Lauré Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any billing questions you may have. You may also contact me with any issues related to scheduling.
Also note that the mailing address of the program, for payment or inquiries during vacations or sending checks via mail for any reason, is P.O. Box 1471, Waitsfield, VT 05673.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Have a great start to Spring and thank you so much for all of your continued support.
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