Board Secretary Sue Watts of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center is the guest speaker for Tuesday’s Rotary Club lunch meeting, which begins at 11:45 a.m. at the Dixie Girl Restaurant on Central Avenue.
At the age of three, Watts ignored her mother’s strict instructions, strayed to the far side of the house and encountered a cow.
Since then, she discovered the joys of being outside, whether it was playing in creeks, climbing trees, hiking, canoeing or hanging out in a hammock.
Receiving her BS in Education, she taught, then raised a family and led a Girl Scout troop. Twenty years of eclectricity followed.
Watts became a national environmental and outdoor trainer for Girl Scouts and their leaders; a manager of council volunteers and trainers; an author; a lay counselor with Stephen Ministries; a facilitation expert and a bookstore manager at a national park.
Her current interests center on getting kids to play outdoors in non-adult-directed activities, writing, and following her grandkids around with a besotted grin on her face.
Watts hasn’t met a cow in years, but to this day prefers trees and wildflowers.
Reservations are required to attend Rotary luncheons as seating is limited. RSVP to Rotary President Linda Hull at 662-7950.