Friday, February 22, 2013

Wet cold weather = cancelled programs

Oh well, we can always use the rain, but does it have to be cold and rainy when we are trying to do our outdoor programs?

Our Lake Michie Moonlight Paddle and our first Teens in Nature program of the season have both been cancelled due to the weather.  Sad but true.  My first instinct is to run the programs no matter the weather, but then I am reminded that not everyone wants to come out in the wet chill to expererience nature. In this situation I am also getting paid to do this, while you the public are paying us to come out, and I guess I don't blame anyone for not wanting to pay to play in the cold rain. 

So for those of you who just don't like the rain and are ready for winter to end, here are a couple of pictures from past programs to perhaps cheer you up. 


West Point on the Eno


Out on our Teen farm day


Lots of luck...


Flowers along the Eno River



Have a great weekend and we hope to see you soon.  

Friday, February 15, 2013

Eno Discovery Camp Counselor jobs, Durham, NC

Hello everyone,
I hope that you are out on this beautiful day instead of sitting at a computer typing away like I am. 

So we are hiring two Camp Counselors for the Eno Discovery Summer Camp.  Each position is 20 hours per week and is Monday - Friday.  Times will be discussed in the interview.  This is a fun camp to work at as you get to be outdoor, you get to help kids have fun in nature, and you get to work with Karuna and me.  What more could you ask for.  The camp is based at West Point on the Eno and you must be at least 18 years old to apply for the position. 

Here is the link to apply  http://ww2.durhamnc.gov/employment/DisplayJob.cfm?vJobID=462 make sure that you fill out the Summer Employment application and that you specify Camp Counselor I - West Point on the Eno. 

If you have any questions regarding the positions please feel free to email me at christopher.shepard@durhamnc.gov

Here are some pictures from last years camp to hopefully get you excited about working with us.









Thursday, February 14, 2013

Teens in Nature 2013, just around the corner Durham

Hey everyone,

Our new season of Teens in Nature is starting up soon and we just wanted to let you know about the program.

Teens in Nature (T.I.N.)

Teens in Nature is a job skill program for 13-17 year olds who want to gain work experience with environmental groups.  There are 7 weekend sessions and you must be able to attend 6.  Please call us for more details on this  program.  All programs meet at West Point on the Eno.  5101 N Roxboro Rd, Durham 27704.

Cost is $5(CRPC), $6(CRNPC) or $10(NCRPC), $11(NCRNPC) per day.


During this program you will:

· Have fun in nature and learn about Durham environmental professions by working beside other like-minded young people in a meaningful community service setting

· Gain important job and leadership skills


Hill Forest and Intro Day #10183                            Gardening #10701

February 23 Sa 10am-4pm                                          April 27 Sa 10am-4pm

                                                                           

Duke Lemur Center #10698                                      Stream Monitoring #10702

March 9 Sa 10am-4pm                                                 May 11 Sa 10am-4pm

                                                                           

Friends of Sandy Creek #10699                                Bull City Farm and Graduation #10703

March 23 Sa 10am-4pm                                                May 18 Sa 10am

 

Museum of Life and Science #10700

April 20  Sa 10am-4pm

 
What will T.I.N. be like?

With T.I.N., you will be learning cool stuff and having adventures in Durham.  You will volunteer your time with local organizations to experience what people in different environmental fields do. Here are just a few topics we will explore:

 

· Nature Awareness

· Stream Monitoring

· Forest Management

· Animal research and conservation

 

Leadership and Job Skills:

· Apply problem solving skills to real life

      situations

· Generate community within a group

· Enhance communication skills

· Develop planning skills

 















As mentioned before we will treat this as volunteer work as the fee is just to cover gas and other expenses, so they are volunteering for the agencies.  You can register here https://online.activenetwork.com/dprplaymore/Start/Start.asp  and enter each Course ID # to register for each class.  You can find the # next to the name of each session.  If you have any questions please let me know and feel free to forward the information around. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Eno Discovery Summer Camp, West Point on the Eno


Hi Everyone,

So to supporters of our camps in the past we are asking people, if they feel so inclined, to vote for Eno Discovery Camp (Durham Parks and Recreation) as the best summer camp.  If you decide that you would like to vote for us click the link below and start the process.  You will have to vote in at least 19 other categories as well as Summer Camp to have the vote registered.  If your kids would like to vote for us, you could help them with that too.  Feel free to spread the word to other families you know have been part of camp. Thanks for all your support in the past and we look forward to seeing you again.  Registration info and dates for Eno Discovery are below.


 



 
 

Eno Discovery 2013

Ages 6-8: June 17-21, July 1-5, July 15-19, July 29-August 2

Ages 9-12: June 24-28, July 8-July 12, July 22-26, August 5-9

No Camp: July 4

 
Registration starts on Saturday, March 16 from 9am-1pm at West Point on the Eno or online. 

Registration will continue March 18 until camp is full at the Parks and Recreation office, any recreation center, or online. For more information about this camp , please call 919-560-4405 (ext 6)  or you can email christopher.shepard@durhamnc.gov