Gathered around the campfire to listen and imagine. Courtesy photo
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is bringing two great storytellers to the Los Alamos Nature Center at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, to light up our imagination.
Listen to stories about what animals do in the frosty environment of winter. With master storytellers Teralene (Terry) Foxx and Kimberly Gotches as guides, children and adults will enjoy activities and stories about hibernation, migration, and adaptation.
Teralene (Terry) Foxx is known as an ecologist and storyteller, who uses storytelling in schools, churches, and environmental settings. She teaches classes in journaling, plant identification, and art technique’s to both children and adults.
Terry has works effectively with both children and adults. To become a master storyteller, she completed a four-year apprenticeship in storytelling from the School of Sacred Storytelling and traveled to several countries and around the US. She has been a presenter at the National Storytelling Network Conference and other venues including Nature Odyssey, PEEC’s summer camp.
Kimberly Gotches is a former youth services librarian from Chicagoland, Kimberly has nearly ten years of experience telling stories to children of all ages at libraries, daycare centers, and schools. Before that, she dedicated herself to older adults as a Long-term Care Case Manager, leading original storytelling, improvisation, and writing workshops.
A winner of the Intergeneration 2013 Storytelling Contest, Kimberly tells folktales with ageless themes as well as personal stories that celebrate the powerful benefits of intergenerational relationships. She draws from coursework in creative writing, acting, movement/dance, expressive art therapy, and improvisation to offer dynamic stories and inspire interaction with the audience.
This event will take place at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. It is free to attend, and no registration is required. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505).662.0460.
The PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit here.