Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Meadow Rover Session Reminder!

A weekly, optional, seasonal training reminder for all Meadow/Snow Rover volunteers, as well as ALL volunteer and professional MORA staff and/or MORA partner members and family members who may wish to attend.
The Mount Rainier National Park, Volunteer Meadow/Snow Rover Program is pleased to announce the launch of a new, ongoing, season specific, training program.  The classes have been specifically selected for their relevancy in order to provide the Meadow/Snow Rover with the information necessary to meet the essential elements of their position.  It is the stated goal of this educational program to enhance Meadow/Snow Rover safety, knowledge, and the visitor contact experience.  All of the classes will be presented by experts in the related topics.
The following is the current training calendar:  (The next available class offering is shown in red.)

8/18/2012  -  'Staying Found' - Judy Kennedy, Experienced Meadow Rover, Backcountry Expert, Interpretive Ranger.  (Please note that you will be required to bring a  ‘Map Compass’ for the practical portion of this class.)

8/25/2012  -  ‘The Roll of the Meadow Rover during Emergency Operations’ - Jordan Mammel, Wildlife and Lead Law Enforcement Ranger and/or Ben Guttridge, Lead General Ranger/Climbing Ranger

9/01/2012   -   'Nature Photography - Tips for the Visitor, General Nature Photography Techniques and Photographic Documentation of Trail/Meadow Damage and/or Hazards - Gary Ouellette, Experienced Meadow Rover, Noted  Professional Photographer BRING YOUR CAMERA! Please inform us as to what kind of camera you are bringing!

9/08/2012  -  'The New Ten Essentials' - Ed Hunds, Experienced Meadow Rover, Wilderness Preparedness Expert

Location:        Longmire Community Building
Time:             10 AM to 11:30 PM
Day:               Saturday
Dates:            8/18/2012, 8/25/2012, 9/1/2012 and 9/8/2012 (Additional topics and dates will be added soon.)

The topics presented are geared to provide Park relevant learning opportunities for ALL MORA employees, volunteers, MORA partners and their family members.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
RSVP required please!  Please RSVP no later than the Thursday prior to each specific training session. 
Please RSVP to:    eugene_marsh@partner.nps.gov

Please join us for these free and highly informative classes!  Also, please let me know if you have any relevant topics you would like to see covered.

Happy trails!

Bill Marsh  =+)
West Side Meadow Rover Coordinator
Mount Rainier National Park

“There have been joys too great to be described in words, and there have been griefs upon which I have not dared to dwell; and with these in mind I say: Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.”

The most famous unedited quote of ― Sir
Edward Whymper, Scrambles Amongst the Alps, Circa 1871

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