Tuesday, January 04, 2011

WRLF to feature speaker on South Africa, Thursday Janaury 20 7 PM at Sheep Hill

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation is sponsoring a program on conservation in South Africa at 7 PM on Thursday January 20, 2011 at Sheep Hill in Williamstown. Kim Rozell, WRLF member and volunteer, spent six months doing volunteer work within the South African National Parks system in their environmental education department. The main goal of this department is to reach "nearest neighbors" of the national parks and share resources with the schools, expose the beauty of the parks to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity and to provide education about environmental planning as well as land and animal management. There is also a park mandate to engage in open forums with the community.

Kim was assigned to Bontebok National Park in the Western Cape and was housed on the park itself. She was involved in programs reaching over 1000 students and 200 teachers, and the park participated in a photo shoot for an educational book for the lower grades while she was there.

Kim's talk will be illustrated with the photographs of the landscape and wildlife of this small but important South African National Park, and of the better-known parks she also visited while there.

The program is open to the public and free of charge. For more information call 458-2494 or email ruraland@wrlf.org.

The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation is a non-profit member-supported land conservation trust with headquarters are located at Sheep Hill on Route 7 in Williamstown, approximately one mile south of the Williamstown rotary.

Leslie Reed-Evans
Executive Director
Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation
Sheep Hill
671 Cold Spring Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
lre@wrlf.org www.wrlf.org


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