Wednesday, April 20, 7:00 PM
2022 Annual Meeting with Presentation Upcoming Projects Across the Three Refuges by Linh Phu
Blanding's turtle hatchling. USFWS. The Meeting will include:
- Summary of Friends Activities
- Financials Report
- Our Featured Program: A presentation by USFWS Project Leader Linh Phu covering upcoming projects across the three refuges, development of a Visitor Services strategic plan and USFWS collaboration with the newly formed Friends Group
- Meet & Greet with USFWS Visitor Services Manager Joy Absher
To register please Click Here. Once registered, participants will receive the Zoom invitation in advance of the meeting.
Saturday, April 30, 4:00 PM
Letting the Land Lead: Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
Letting the Land Lead
At the Assabet River NWR Visitor's Center.
Letting the Land Lead is an immersive meditative dance performance that guides audiences through an experience of deepening their own connection with themselves and with the land. Based on a movement practice that combines modern dance, ballet and improvisational choreography, this work takes movement out of the studio, off the stage and into the landscape, allowing for the land to change the structure of the piece and creating a unique and ever-changing display.
Through this practice of listening to the land, Letting the Land Lead approaches environmentalism in a new way, creating a deep personal understanding for audiences while supporting the conservation efforts of the organizations that host the event.
Letting the Land Lead: Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge is the first event of its kind at the Assabet River NWR and will take place on April 30th, 2022 at 4:00PM EDT.
During the performance, audiences should be prepared to embark on an hour-long walking meditation in which they’ll be given a chance to interact with the land for themselves in a way that inspires the imagination and provokes thought.
ASL translation will be provided. For those unable to attend, an online version of the immersive event will premiere on May 6th at 7:30PM EDT as a live Zoom event. Details can be found at www.ccroucherarts.com.
A preview excerpt of the event will be featured in the Earth Day Celebration at the Old Manse House in Concord, MA, hosted on April 23rd at 1PM EDT by the Umbrella Center for the Arts and The Trustees of the Old Manse.
There will be a silent art auction to benefit the Friends.
Please reserve your ticket at: Eventbrite. Specific details available on the Eventbrite page.
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