Lore of the Land

Lore of the Land

Saturday, November 2
3:00 – 5:00 pm
$20 member / $35 nonmember
Instructor: Anni Ranck
Ages 13 and up

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The natural world has always inspired myths and legends. Why is the wren known as King of the Birds around the world? Does holly really provide natural protection from lightening? What do ancient trees, guns, and cider have in common? Explore the intertwining history, science, and folklore of local flora and fauna and how they have shaped our culture and understanding of the natural world. Join guest speaker Anni Ranck for an enthralling presentation that promises to leave guests with a new perspective of an often forgotten side of nature.

Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

Instructor bio: After 11 years spent in nature centers, state parks, wildlife hospitals, and the National Park Service, Anni’s career has culminated in a personal mission of using the power of storytelling to inspire wonder in the youngest and action in the oldest. By creating unique programs that focus on folklore, history, and science, she strives to bridge an ever-growing disconnect and help communities establish a deeper connection with the natural world.


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