The 2018 Spirit in Nature Annual Meeting takes place on Sunday, February 25 at 4:00 in the Community Room of Ilsley Library. The meeting will feature presentation of the 2018 Eco Spirit Award to Vergennes resident Rodney Olsen.
Rodney is a licensed bird bander and has instructed approximately 250 students through the Diversified Occupations Program at the Hannaford Career Center from 1992 through 2016, part of Middlebury Union High School. His teaching and introduction to ornithology and hands on field experience has inspired students to pursue careers in ornithology or other natural field sciences.
Whether it was in the classroom or in the field with students or the general public, Rodney connects people with nature. People often walk away with a new found sense of responsibility toward caring about the environment. Rodney will offer a slide presentation of his work with students. Marc Lapin, last years Eco-Spirit Award recipient will present this years award. Please join us and celebrate Rodney and give thanks for all that he has done and continues to do for conservation and education.