24th Annual James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series
Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
High Hopes in Tanzania:
Hiking Mount Meru & Mount Kilimanjaro
Presented by Cecilia Elwert
Grab your poles and join Cecilia on her 19-day trek to Mount Meru, second highest mountain in Tanzania and just shy of 15,000ft and the warm up trek to Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,340ft.
While the presentation focuses on the two peaks, there are side trips to Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Parks and countless beautiful animals. But the highlight is being among the locals, such as planting trees on property soon to be housing for retired porters.
Cecilia is a GMC trip leader, former Bread Loaf Section board member, and maintains nearly four miles of GMC trails. A long time ago she worked as a GMC hut caretaker and ranger/naturalist (now summit caretakers.) We hope you can join us!
NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) has established the SKYWARN program to train local severe-weather spotters who help keep communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the NWS in Burlington. Come learn about SKYWARN and how you can participate. Sponsored by the Addison County Local Emergency Planning Committee.
April is National Poetry Month. In its honor Otter Creek Poets is sponsoring a reading series featuring different poets. Today Chard DeNiord, Poet laureate of Vermont will be joining us. On April 14 Laurie Patton, President of Middlebury College will be here, and on April 21 we will welcome Aneleisa Gladding-Hinton and Bianca Stone. Finally,…
Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
The Northwest Passage through the Arctic from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean was the goal of dozens of expeditions from the days of the Vikings to the present. Hundreds of explorers died as their ships were trapped and crushed by the ice leaving them to starve and freeze. Their bones still lie on the slowly thawing Arctic tundra bearing testimony to their suffering. Their ships are being discovered by divers and examined for clues about their last days. In this talk, Tom Perera will trace the history and remaining evidence of these expeditions and contrast them to a dangerous and uncertain modern-day transit.
SPACE IS LIMITED. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call 388-4097 to sign up. Learn camera techniques and skills while we make short films with the help of Ilsley Public Library & MCTV's Technology Coordinator Kurt Broderson. Public screening of finished films will take place on Friday at 11:30 am. This class is intended for children…