By Gary Bogue
Monday, April 16th, 2007 at 8:50 am in Fun things to do.
Orinda Union School District invites you to celebrate their 6th Annual Wildlife Festival
WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: OUSD’s Wagner Ranch Nature Area, adjacent to Wagner Ranch Elementary School, 350 Camino Pablo Road, Orinda
FUN ACTIVITIES: Learn about composting, take a hike, create leaf T-shirts, study a dragonfly, make an origami pot, the ABC’s of recycling … and LOTS more!
THIS YEAR’S PARTICIPANTS:
Stories, Questions and Answers: Gary Bogue, Pet & Wildlife Columnist, Contra Costa Newspapers, MediaNews Group
Backyard Wildlife Certification: Cecil Williams, Wild Birds Unlimited
Living With Nature: Diana Granados, Native Bird Connections
California Blue Bird Recovery Program: Georgette Hellington
Benefits of Bats in Our Midst: Bob Wisecarver, Walnut Creek
The Dragonfly Experience: Douglas Vaughan
Math in The Garden: Kathy Barrett
Buzzing With Bees: Steve Gentry
Life Garden: Judy Adler
Reuse as Art: Madame Ovary
Leaf Print T-shirts: Katy O’Neill
The Ins and Outs of Composting: Bart Carr
Connecting With Our Creeks: Cinda MacKinnon
Meeting Our Water Company: Roger Hartwell, EBMUD
Author of Biographies and Nature Related Books: Ginger Wadsworth
Native American Drum and Dance Performance: Director Mary Putoff, Livermore Indian Center
Live Music: Directed by Dr. James Fiatarone, performed by the students of ALMA
Musical Performance: Eli and Esther Slaman
4th Grade Student Drawings of Ceanothus: Hillery Paterson and OUSD Art teachers
Wagner History, Photos and Artifacts: Barbara Burkhalter, Orinda Historical Society
Native Plants, Student Grown Plants and Cacti, Compost and T-shirts: Available for sale
SPONSORS: OUSD, EFO, Parents, Students, Teachers, Rotary Club, Orinda Garden Club, Orinda Park and Recreation Foundation, Contra Costa Clean Water Program, EBMUD, Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority, Stopwaste, Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area
A FINAL NOTE:
I’ll be sitting there on my chair next Sunday from 1-4 p.m., ready to answer all your questions, exchange jokes with you, or just have a nice friendly chat about anything you’d like to talk about.
If you’ve got any of my books and would like to bring them with you so I can autograph them for you, please do so. I’ll even provide the pen. Looking forward to seeing you! This Wildlife Festival is a LOT of fun. You’ll REALLY enjoy yourself. If you’ve got a family, be sure and bring the kids. This is my 6th year. /Gary