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Nature House is Back!

Summer 2021

The Nature House is open again! Beginning Friday, July 2nd, community members and visitors will have the opportunity to engage in various nature connectedness and sustainability activities. 
 

This is what to look forward to!

July 2-3: Bird is the Word - Bird walk along the Lawrence Trail

July 9-10: Let’s Get Medicinal - Medicinal plants at the PAG

July 16-17: The Moore you Know - Moore Hill, history & habitats

July 22-23: Tide-y the Beach - Sea Star Count and Intertidal Walk

July 30-31: Dye Tryin’ - Sustainable fabrics

Aug 6-7:  Kelp, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up - Seaweed Studies

Aug 13-14: Rock Talk - The geology of Thetis Island

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Nature House Module 4, July 22 - 23

Tide-y the Beach

Swing on by our sign-up sheet and check-out the fun activities we've got planned for you folks this coming week!

 

This Thursday, July 22nd, join Andy and Connor and participate in ThINC's Citizen Science Seastar Monitoring program. Help us keep track of echinoderm cousins as they recover from Seastar Wasting disease. 

 

On Friday, July 23rd, Andy will be leading an intertidal walk along Clam Bay Beach. Come along to learn about the abundance of life that can be found in the intertidal zone. After the walk, the Nature House will be open for sign-up, where you and the family can check out our state of the art touch tank and participate in some freeform creative expression activities!

 

We will be accepting up to 20 people for the outdoor sessions and 10 for the indoors sessions.

If you have any questions, please email Bree: 

breanna@thetisislandnatureconservancy.org 

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Community Composting Survey - Reminder

If you haven't already done so, please take some time to fill out our short community composting survey. We want to hear from you! Adding your voice will help us understand the composting habits of our residents and the interest in a community composting initiative. This survey will only take a few minutes to complete and all responses will remain anonymous.


The survey can be found here.

If you would prefer a paper copy of this survey, we will be at the Saturday markets on July 24th, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. 

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Seeking Compost

(and other forms of organic waste diversion!)

Experts

ThINC is looking to see if anyone in the community is interested in sharing how they go about composting, whether that be via 3-bins, vermiculture, hugelkultur, tumbler, or other forms of organic waste diversion. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in sharing their organic waste diversion secrets with the community! As well, we are hoping to see if there are any community experts who would be willing to work with the ThINCpod to facilitate a composting workshop later on in the summer. ThINCpod feels it's important for community members to share their expertise as Thetis is a unique space with special characteristics, and what works in Albuquerque might not work here!

If you'd like to share your composting wisdom with the community, please get in touch with Connor at connor@thetisislandnatureconservancy.org

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Photo Contest!

Wild Edible Plants and Mushrooms of

Thetis Island

Over the coming months, please share your best plant and mushroom pics with us. We will be needing two photos per species: one that shows the entire plant, providing scale and overall shape, and one showing a close-up of the leaves, flowers, fruits, gills, etc. Please refer to the existing handbook photos for examples, as well as the list of species we are looking for.  

Currently in-season species include:

stinging nettle, broadleaf maple, Oregon grape, & salmon berry

Submit photos to aislinn@thetisislandnatureconservancy.org

Please include your name (first and last) and species info