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In addition to the news posted by various members of the volunteer community (listed below), check out the latest Bayou Foliage, our volunteer newsletters.

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Attention Quilters

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on November 15, 2017 09:25 CST

Beth Kartrude has past issues of quilters magazines that she would love to share. If anyone in interested in these magazines please let Liz VanOrstrand at liz@abnc.org know and she will put you in touch with Beth.

MFHF T-Shirt Sales

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on October 10, 2017 12:41 CDT

Help support Armand Bayou Nature Center as we celebrate our 37th annual Martyn Farm Harvest Festival, November 11 and 12, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

 

We are running a T-shirt campaign, they are available in 5 colors and in toddlers and adult sizes. Please visit

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/martyn-farm-harvest-festival

Volunteers Needed

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on August 18, 2017 15:12 CDT

We have two volunteer opportunities come up in the next week.

On Friday, August 25 from 9 to 1 pm Raquel Lewis will be the Mistress of Ceremonies as she takes on the project of getting the Pole Barn back in shape. She could use 2 to 4 people to help her out.

Then on Tuesday, August 29 from 9 to noon, we will be giving the auditorium lobby a good cleaning and could use a few extra hands.

Animal Etiquette for the Public

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on June 27, 2017 11:06 CDT

We have noticed that people need to be reminded about Animal Etiquette. Kristin has given us a few did different lines we can use to remind them of how to act. Please remember that most people don't understand that animals get stressed just like we do. It is our job to help them understand this universal concept. We all need to help people understand how to better connect with our resources.

Animal Etiquette for the Public
 
" Try to keep in mind that you are entering the animal's home and we want to keep them comfortable. Loud noises and rapid movements startle them."
 
" The quieter you are when observing educational ambassadors and wildlife, the more likely you are to observe their natural and interesting behavior. Try to avoid loud noises and rapid movements."
 
" When it comes to the educational ambassadors and wildlife you may see here at the Nature Center, remember proper viewing etiquette. Which includes, keeping voices low, limiting disruptive movement, not throwing items at animals/into enclosures, not tapping on glass/fence, and keeping hands and feet outside of enclosures." 

Snakes are out

Posted by Polly Swerdlin on February 15, 2017 09:48 CST

From Tom Scarsella:
 
I saw a Copperhead in the vegetable garden tool shed on Sunday afternoon.  It slithered away into the floor space under the cabinet.  Nothing to worry about.  We'll move some things away carefully with a goal of reducing the hiding places close to one's feet.

It was a pretty little thing; maybe a foot long and not at all interested in a confrontation.  It  may have been the same one Hilary and I found hiding under a tub by the compost in January. The snake and I met again in the shed on Sunday afternoon and there was a mutual retreat.

Reminding everyone that Spring has arrived and that snakes are likely to be encountered in all the usual places.

Coffee cans needed

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on December 22, 2016 09:35 CST

I am in need of 12 empty 3 pound metal coffee cans. Please drop off at volunteer office. Thank you. 

Labor Day

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on August 30, 2016 13:08 CDT

Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.

That will be Monday, September 5th and ABNC will be open to the public on this day. If you are available to lead a hike, be a greeter, do a demo or any other the usual activities we have on the weekends, you are more the welcome to join us that day. As always just let the front desk know you are here and volunteering so that they can let the guesses know what to look for on site.

Thanks to all who,as always.

Education Needs or Not

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on August 4, 2016 08:18 CDT

Please note that the Education Department does not need any more recyclables.  They have enough paper towel, TP rolls, egg cartons, cardboard etc.  Thank you to all

Education Needs

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on June 30, 2016 15:05 CDT

Eco Camp is in full swing and the kids are using all the supplies you have donated. They are in great need of gently used towels. If you have any you are no longer using please bring them to our education department. 
Thanks as always for your continued support of all our programs.

Trees and Shrubs Compendium Update!

Posted by Shawn Gano on June 12, 2016 17:53 CDT

Check out Lyman Brown's latest Trees and Shrubs compendium.  There is a web version in addition to a PDF version!

Education Needs

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on March 22, 2016 07:43 CDT

Education is in need of tin cans for camp -prefer 1lb coffee cans, but those are hard to come by; so any can about that size would be great.

Thanks

Education Needs

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on March 15, 2016 14:15 CDT

Education is in need of TP rolls and lots of paper towel rolls for EcoCamp crafts. Thanks to all for the many supplies you have recycled over the years. 

Education Needs

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on February 25, 2016 16:01 CST

Education is again in need, this time they are looking for Fabric Tablecloths. With an increase in classes being offered, the Hana Building is being used more and more. The Education Department is hoping that fabric tablecloths will help with sound absorption. They would like solid colors and have 26 four foot tables and 10 eight foot tables. As always thank for your support.

New Planning Committee

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on January 26, 2016 13:11 CST

Over the past few months I have heard from many of your regarding different events we once had out here are ABNC and have had different ideas come across my desk for other areas. This ideas include: Yule Time Celebration, Strawberry Festival Parade, Earth Day/Butterfly Event, National Pollinator Week and so goes the list. On February 26 at 3 pm in classroom 3 I will be having a meeting for anyone interested in helping with a new committee to assist in seeing some of these events take place. If you are interest in attending please let me know, I will have a signup sheet in the volunteer office. First order of business will be to come up with a name to the committee.

Pot Luck Holiday Party

Posted by Liz VanOrstrand on December 8, 2015 15:43 CST

The Volunteer Board provides meats (ham and turkey) so please bring a side dish or dessert. Include your family to enjoy time with us. Don’t forget your plates and such to save using paper and plastic.

The Volunteer Board has decided to join the Pasadena Police Department’s “Officer Santa” Program. It provides toys and necessities, such as clothing for underprivileged children in the Pasadena community. Please bring a new, unwrapped item any time after November 28 up until our meeting December 10 and place it under the decorated tree in the auditorium. The following day, we will take them to Community Services on Fairmont. Keep in mind that the recipients will be children between 5 and 12 years.

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