What do you mean I need to lead a walk?!?!

How many times have you been asked to lead a nature walk highlighting your restoration efforts and dreaded it? For many, even one time is too many. Join Francie Krawcke, Certified Interpretative Guide to see, hear, and practice easy trail techniques. Everything from voice volume and cadence to a literal bag of tricks will change your feelings.

Discover how to avoid the normal hike pitfalls including: keeping your group engaged and together, ensure every member of the group can see the object discussed, and how to handle the person that needs to share everything they know, even if it is wrong and contradicts your message. A few simple changes/additions to the delivery will make your walks more enjoyable for both you and your visitors.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 10:00am to 10:50am
Francie Krawcke
Michigan Avian Experience
Francie's Dad once asked her what she wanted to do for a living. Be happy was her reply. Little did he know that meant getting an Environmental Education and Interpretation degree from Northern Michigan University, and spending almost 20 years working at nature centers leading nature hikes, facilitating learning activities traveling and teaching in 35 different states, studying in the U.K and teaching kids of all ages about birds. In addition to teaching people, Francie is an accomplished raptor educator and trainer. She is one of less than 6 people in the country that have trained a wild, non releasable bald eagle to free fly.